Chronic Disease Prevention
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.
NACCHO welcomes requests for chronic disease prevention planning and technical assistance from any local public health department, please send your requests to email@example.com.
Our current projects include the following:
Community Health Workers Tackling Chronic Diseases - Success Factors and Challenges
To respond to the global challenge of chronic diseases, the UnitedHealth and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Collaborating Centers of Excellence conduct research to assess the benefits of engaging Community Health Workers (CHWs) to implement a range of interventions to prevent and control chronic diseases like heart and lung diseases, and diabetes. The webinar will be on Wednesday, May 22 from 9-10:30 AM ET. Please click here to register.
New Grant Funding Opportunity
CDC Grant Notice: Sodium Reduction in Communities Program
The "Sodium Reduction in Communities Program" (NCCDPHP -CDC-RFA-DP13-1301) aims to reduce sodium intake to levels recommended by the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Eligible applicants include state health departments, city and county health departments with jurisdictions over 500,000, and American Indian tribal governments. Please click here for the full announcement and grant application here. The application deadline is June 18, 2013.
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.
Two new NACCHO policy statements from the Healthy Living and Prevention workgroup were approved by the Board of Directors in February 2013. The new policy statements are:
A compendium of NACCHO chronic disease policy recommendations can be found here.