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News from NACCHO

 

Implementing the National Prevention Strategy at the Local Level

NACCHO's two-part webinar series, "Implementing the National Prevention Strategy at the Local Level," is now available online. The first part of the series, "Working with Non-Traditional Partners to Improve Community Health," discussed how local public health officials and staff members can implement the National Prevention Strategy by working with non-traditional partners using a health in all policies approach. For Part One, click here

 

The second installment featured local health department success stories on using a multi-sector approach to building healthier communities and combating tobacco, obesity, and chronic disease. For Part Two, click here

 

November is National Diabetes Month

Read President Barack Obama's proclamation recognizing November 2012 as National Diabetes Month. The proclamation highlights initiatives undertaken to address the burden of diabetes and calls upon "all Americans, school systems, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, health care providers, research institutions, and other interested groups to join in activities that raise diabetes awareness and help prevent, treat, and manage the disease." 

 

AJPM Childhood Obesity Challenge  

The American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM) seeks submissions focusing on innovative strategies aimed at reducing childhood obesity, as well as strategies for implementing strategies in schools, institutions, municipalities, or other organizations. Open to individuals or teams from any sector. Deadline to submit: November 30. Learn more

 

End Childhood Obesity Innovation Challenge 
The Partnership for a Healthier America invites video submissions of great ideas to end childhood obesity. The winning idea will receive $10,000 and expert advice. Deadline for applications is noon (Eastern) on Friday, November 16, 2012. Learn more

Resources

 

New Chronic Disease Issue Brief

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released Public Health Prevention Efforts: Saving Lives, Saving Money? examines chronic conditions as a huge driver of health care costs, and the potential help of public health initiatives. Obesity, for example, is closely associated with several chronic conditions, and diabetes and other chronic conditions can often be prevented or delayed by addressing health-related behaviors such as smoking, physical inactivity and poor diet. Click here for more information

 

County Health Rankings Tool: What Works for Health

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps released What Works for Health, an online searchable menu of policies and programs focusing on factors that make communities healthier places to live, learn, work and play. Local leaders can choose a health factor of interest (i.e. tobacco use, employment, access to health care, environmental quality, etc.) and browse through the evidence ratings for particular programs, policies, or system changes that address the particular health factor of interest. Access the tool here

 

The Community Guide Launches YouTube Channel

CDC's StreamingHealth YouTube channel now has a Community Guide playlist.  Link to the channel to view two new Community Guide in Action videos highlighting the following: Creating Walkable Communities in Rural Granville County, North Carolina and Black Corals: A Gem of a Cancer Screening Program in South Carolina.

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New Grant Opportunity: Champions for Healthy Kids 

The General Mills Foundation will award 50 grants of $10,000 to organizations working to improve nutrition and physical fitness behaviors for youth (ages 2-18). Eligibility: Schools, after school programs, daycares, community-based organizations & government agencies. Award Amount: $10,000. Deadline: December 3, 2012. Click here for more information.

 

Prevention and Public Health Fund Grant Opportunities 

Multiple 

Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit
The newly completed Montana Complete Streets Toolkit for Cities, Small Towns, and Tribal Communities provides a resource to engineers, planners, elected officials, and residents who desire safe and efficient facilities for bicycling, walking and transit within their communities.
Connect with the Chronic Disease Team

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 Camillia Easley.

 

Find resources, policy statements, news, and more on NACCHO's Chronic Disease webpage.  

 

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