Steps to Program Sustainability: Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)
The long-term sustainability of evidence-based programs such as the CDSMP is a growing concern for state and local public health agencies, healthy aging agencies, and community-based organizations that deliver these programs. A new article from Nonprofit Impact, The Path to Program Sustainability, outlines three steps that can lead to program sustainability. The article includes a new holistic model for sustainability, guidance for defining a sustainability model that works for your program, and steps for developing a sustainability (or business) plan to guide your program toward a more sustainable future. Click here to read more.
Upcoming Webinar: The Small Communities Toolbox: Best Practices and Messages for Healthy Eating and Active Living in Rural and Small Jurisdictions
Across the country, key stakeholders are working to make their communities healthier places to live, work, learn, and play. In rural and small communities, elected officials are examining and implementing solutions to improve access to healthy food and make it easier for people to be physically active.
This webinar, designed for local elected officials and their staff, will provide examples of best practices that smaller cities and towns are implementing. It will also provide tips on how best to communicate the evidence and successes to fellow elected public officials and the public
. The webinar will be on Tuesday, September 24
from 2-3:15 pm EST
. Click here
Community Wellness: a Surprisingly Important Business Investment
In a recent article by John Miller, Executive Director of the MidAtlantic Business Group on Health, he talks baout why businesses should invest in community health. According to Miller, "Community wellness is one of the most important investments a business of any size can make." To read more, click here.
Southern Obesity Summit - Nashville, TN - November 17-19, 2013
The Southern Obesity Summit (SOS) is the largest regional obesity prevention event in the United States, drawing hundreds of participants from the 16 Southern States consisting of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Together, these states are joining forces to fight obesity.
The 7th Annual Southern Obesity Summit has two over-arching goals: to effectively engage youth in our strategies to prevent obesity and to help stakeholders strategize policy and program initiatives across all 16 states. Click here to register.