Chronic Disease Prevention Update 
In This Issue
SSB Issue Brief
Webinar: Rethink Your Drink
Program Guide: Partnering with Pharmacists to Prevent Chronic Disease
Health Equity Toolkit from CDC
Progress Report: Ending the Tobacco Epidemic
Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit
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Coming Soon: New Chronic Disease Newsletter Format 

NACCHO's chronic disease team is revamping this newsletter. Look for an update to the format starting in September!

Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Issue Brief 

NACCHO recently published an issue brief that analyzes systematic efforts to reduce the consumption of (sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). The brief will address the characteristics of SSBs, explain how these products contribute to chronic illness, and discuss ways that LHDs can increase public awareness and strengthen prevention efforts. Access the brief here

Webinar: Rethink Your Drink

This webinar, from the Illinois Public Health Institute, will discuss how healthier beverage environments can be created in health care settings. Effective strategies, tools, and resources that can be used to implement changes in food and beverage environments will be shared. The webinar will be held Tuesday, September 11, at 4 PM EDT. Register here. 

Program Guide: Partnering with Pharmacists to Prevent Chronic Disease

The Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and the Division of Diabetes Translation at CDC, in collaboration with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, recently released A Program Guide for Public Health: Partnering with Pharmacists in the Prevention and Control of Chronic Disease. This guide serves as a starting point for CDC grantees to build relationships with pharmacists and other strategic stakeholders. Access the guide here. 

Health Equity Toolkit from CDC

CDC's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity recently developed the CDC Health Equity Resource Toolkit for State Practitioners Addressing Obesity Disparities. The focus of the toolkit is on how to create policy, systems, and environmental changes that will reduce obesity disparities and achieve health equity. A web-based training to complement the Toolkit is being developed and will be disseminated this spring. Find out more here.

Progress Report: Ending the Tobacco Epidemic

The Department of Health and Human Services recently issued this progress report, which describes efforts made to fulfill recommendations from Ending the Tobacco Epidemic: A Tobacco Control Strategic Action Plan, which aims to address the tobacco epidemic in the United States by reaching specific Healthy People 2020 objectives. Find out more about these activities and what progress has been made by reading the report here

Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit

 

This edition's featured tool is the Healthy Vending Machine Project Fact Sheet. The Alabama Healthy Vending Machine Project is a collaboration between the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services to provide healthier options in vending machines in state agencies. The goal of the project is to increase access to healthy foods and beverages and reduce or eliminate the availability of calorie dense, nutrient poor foods in public service venues. 

 

NACCHO's Chronic Disease Prevention Project has collaborated with national organizations and the CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in an effort to connect local and state public health practitioners with publications, tools, and other resources related to chronic disease prevention and health promotion.


NACCHO welcomes any tools or resources you would like to share with local health departments. To submit a tool to the Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit, please contact Kelly Dawson.