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Request for Application: Developing the Capacity to Deliver Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs (CDSMP) 

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Diabetes Translation (CDC/DDT), Division of Population Health and the Office of State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (CDC/OSTLTS), is pleased to offer this opportunity for up to 10 local health departments (LHDs) to develop the capacity to deliver effective chronic disease self-management programs (Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)).  In expanding the availability of the CDSMP to additional local jurisdictions we seek to expand the use of evidenced-based programs while enhancing the well-being and self-efficacy of persons with a chronic illness.


Click here to learn more about CDSMPTo learn more about the NACCHO LHD-CDSMP Program, click here for the entire funding announcement 


New Public Health Financial Data System

NACCHO is pleased to announce the launch of the Public Health Uniform National Data System or PHUND$, for use by local health departments (LHDs) and other public health agencies. PHUND$ is a web-based public health financial data collection and analysis portal hosted on the NACCHO website. Visit PHUND$ today to sign up for an account to enter your agency data and start using the analytical tools now.

Community Benefit: An Opportunity for Public Health and Hospitals to Work Together

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) summarizes recent changes in federal law pertaining to community benefit in a new brief, What's New with Community Benefit? The brief and related reports are available here


Registration is open for the winter 2013 Fundamentals of Evaluation course!
This 12-week web-based course guides participants through the evaluation process - from planning to reporting results - while giving them the opportunity to develop their own evaluation plan with support from an expert instructor along the way. Click here for more information


New Resource: Healthy Behaviors Data Tracking

National Tracking Network has launched a new Health Behaviors module. When examining chronic diseases and their potential connection to the environment, it is important to consider other health risk factors that could play a role in their development. For more information, click here


New Resource: Food Marketing to Children Report

The Federal Trade Commission announced the results of a comprehensive study of food and beverage industry marketing expenditures and activities directed to children and teens. The study, A Review of Food Marketing to Children and Adolescents: Follow-Up Report gauges the progress industry has made since first launching self-regulatory efforts to promote healthier food choices to kids.  It serves as a follow-up to the Commission's 2008 report on food marketing requested by Congress. Click here to read the report


New Resource: Community Health Needs Assessment

We are excited to announce the nationwide beta 2.0 launch of, a state-of-the-art, FREE, web-based utility nested in Community Commons that will prove to be an invaluable resource in the work we all do to assess and make measurable improvements in community health and well-being. Click here to learn more  


Prevention and Public Health Fund Grant Opportunities 


Get Involved

2013 Active Living Research Annual Conference February 26-28, 2013

Active Living Research (ALR) invites you to the 10th annual conference in San Diego! The theme of the 2013 conference is Achieving Change Across Sectors: Integrating Research, Policy and Practice.Visit the 2013 Conference website for a complete overview of the program and to register before January 15th to get the 'early bird' discount.

Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit
Guide to Effectively Educating State and Local Policymakers

New from the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), this timely resource guide facilitates the action steps needed to educate policymakers on the latest policies and research in chronic disease prevention and control. The guide is comprised of 6 chapters that contain a wealth of information on the topics such as the role of professionals and legislators, acquiring stakeholders and partners, framing messages, creating policy action plans and kits, and more. Click here to access this guide.

Connect with the Chronic Disease Team

NACCHO welcomes requests for chronic disease prevention planning and technical assistance from any local public health department, please send your requests here


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


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