Big Cities Chronic Disease Community of Practice
The Big Cities Chronic Disease Community of Practice (BC-COP) consists of health officials or senior-level chronic disease programmatic staff from local health departments representing the 50 largest cities and metropolitan areas in the United States. The group's goal is to develop strategies for addressing chronic disease prevention for local health departments serving large populations and to serve as a unified voice in national policy discussions while maintaining communication with communities impacted by proposed policies.
The current priority areas for the Big Cities work group are the following:
NACCHO Big Cities Chronic Disease Community of Practice members can share information, access resources and review recent Big Cities priorities. Contact Jennifer Kahn-Marshall for more information.
Healthy Food Retail Strategies
New Funding Opportunity: Health Impact Assessment for Improved Community Design
The aim of grant is to increase the capacity of public health departments to include health considerations in transportation and land use planning decisions, and to expand the scope of health impacts considered when making decisions that impact community design. Click here for more information on the grant.
To access the announcement and application package:
New Resource: NACCHO/ASTHO E-Cigarette Webinar Archive
If you missed the NACCHO/ASTHO webinar on January 21, 2014, below is a quick overview of what information was covered and links to the webinar recording and slides.
Policy and Pricing Tobacco Control Guides
The Center for Public Health Systems Science at Washington University in St. Louis, in partnership with the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, has released two new tobacco control guides: Policy Strategies and Pricing Policy. Both guides are designed to provide practical guidance on selecting and implementing evidence-based tobacco control strategies.
New Resource: National Civic League Releases Special Issue - 25 Years of Healthy Communities: Part 1
To celebrate 25 years of the Healthy Communities movement, the National Civic League is releasing two special issues of the National Civic review. The first issue, now available online, features articles on different policies and strategies to improve the health of communities across the nation. The second issue will be published in April.
Big Cities Chronic Disease Community of Practice Extranet Site
Visit NACCHO's Big Cities Chronic Disease Community of Practice member only external site for call notes, emerging news and other resources. click here