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


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Nominate an Operational Model on Successful Partnerships  

A new study, sponsored by the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, Models of Collaboration Involving Hospitals, Public Health Departments and Others: Improving Community Health through Successful Partnerships, will identify, compare and contrast models of collaboration to improve community health and determine the key lessons learned from those experiences. The study is targeted for completion in October 2014. Click here for the executive summary of this study. Click here to nominate an organization.    


CDC, NYC Health Officials Respond to IOM Report  

Four months after an Institute of Medicine report found that more research is needed before supporting a recommendation of lowering daily sodium intake below 2,300 milligrams for some population groups, CDC and New York City health officials reiterated their commitment to reducing sodium consumption in an article published in the American Journal of Hypertension. The authors said that efforts aimed at getting Americans to eat less sodium remain a key objective with the potential to save thousands of lives. Click here to read more.   

Upcoming Webinar: CHWs and Partners Take Action to Reduce Heart Health Disparities: Lessons from NHLBI's Strategic Champions Demonstration Projects

The Community Health Worker Health Disparities Initiative (Initiative) of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is delighted to share the experiences of nine Strategic Champions Demonstration Projects, who were funded for 16 months from April  2012-July 2013 to play a leadership role in the Initiative.  


Their efforts focused on developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative approaches to train CHWs and implement community education activities. The goal was to improve attitudes, knowledge, and heart healthy behaviors in Hispanic/Latino, African American, American Indian, and Filipino-American communities across the country. This webinar is on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 1-2:30 pm. Click here to register


Upcoming Meeting: National Forum's 11th Annual Meeting   

The National Forum's 11th Annual Meeting is the most interactive meeting for individuals to learn new strategies, share best practices, and collaborate around heart disease and stroke prevention. Participants will have a voice in developing the 2013 Update to the Public Health Action Plan to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke, as well as inform the national action agenda on eliminating health disparities and achieving health equity, reducing sodium intake in the U.S., implementing a national system to track cardiovascular health, and achieving the national Million Hearts goal. The meeting will be from October 9-10, 2013 in Washington, DC. Click here to register. 

Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit

The CDC provides information and resources about strokes, the leading cause of death in the United States. Take a look here.         


To access more tools and resources, visit the Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit.  



New Resource: NACCHO's Chronic Disease Prevention Webcast Series 

NACCHO's Chronic Disease Team would like to invite you view to the new Chronic Disease Prevention Webcast Series that highlights strategies that local health departments, external stakeholders, and citizens can use to encourage active living, healthy eating, physical activity and chronic disease management in local communities.The NACCHO Chronic Disease team works with local health departments to expand and promote practice/evidence based chronic disease prevention activities, and promote the adoption of policy, systems and environmental change strategies within communities.


Each installment of this three-part series focuses on different topics.

  • Part I focuses on healthy vending standards and nutrition policies.
  • Part II focuses on how local health departments can enhance partnerships with non-traditional partners at the local level.
  • Part III focuses on how the University of Michigan's Center for Managing Chronic Disease designed Women Breathe Free to focus on female issues that may affect women's asthma.  

New Resource: NACCHO's Cancer Coalition Building Toolkit

NACCHO has just launched a web-based resource to help Local Health Departments implement cancer prevention activities via partnerships with state and local stakeholders. The interactive toolkit, provides tips, tools, and resources for how LHDs can build local coalitions that are organized to implement effective comprehensive cancer prevention and control strategies in their jurisdictions. Click here to access the toolkit.      


New Resource: Health in All Policies: A Guide for State and Local Governments  

Health in All Policies: A Guide for State and Local Governments was created by the Public Health Institute, the California Department of Public Health, and the American Public Health Association in response to growing interest in using collaborative approaches to improve population health by embedding health considerations into decision-making processes across a broad array of sectors. The Guide draws heavily on the experiences of the California Health in All Policies Task Force and incorporates information from the published and gray literature and interviews with people across the country. Click here to access the guide.  


New Resource: Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) 2012 Adult Obesity Data and State Map  

CDC's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, posted online the 2012 state-specific data table and map on adult obesity prevalence using information from the CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Click here to view the map.