Chronic Disease Prevention
In the Spotlight
The holidays are a perfect time to encourage lifestyle change around healthier eating options. NACCHO over the 2014 holidays will feature messages, articles, and resources for local health departments to use to provide targeted messaging on healthy eating policies, system enhancements and environmental change strategies. By addressing some of the risk factors within our local communities, we will help to improve health outcomes relative to chronic disease (i.e. diabetes, hypertension, stroke, and cardiovascular disease):
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NACCHO's Chronic Disease Prevention Team is working with the goal of engaging and enhancing local health department's ability to expand evidence- and practice-based chronic disease prevention activities in their communities and promote change at the policy, systems, and environmental levels in order to reduce the burden of chronic diseases.
Chronic Disease Advisory Group
The Healthy Living and Prevention Workgroup, comprised of local health officials and programmatic staff with chronic disease policy and/or built environment expertise, is the advisory group for NACCHO's chronic disease projects. The workgroup (1) helps define NACCHO's chronic disease priorities and policies; (2) provides guidance on how NACCHO can best assist LHDs to address these priorities; and (3) provides guidance on federal/national chronic disease initiatives. Regular communication with the workgroup is essential to informing NACCHO's work and the work of NACCHO's partners.