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.
Please check back for information on upcoming webinars.
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.
E-Cigarette Regulation Resources Now Available!
How to Regulate E-Cigarettes and Other Electronic Smoking Devices in Your Community
As the popularity of electronic cigarettes skyrockets, communities have been increasingly concerned about the appeal of these products to minors, their potential for addiction, the likelihood that this new products will undermine existing tobacco control policy and cessation success, and the unknown risks to public health posed by e-cigarette vapor in places otherwise required to be smokefree.
Click here to access ChangeLab's Model Ordinance Regulating Electronic Smoking Devices and a flow chart to help communities determine what strategy best fits their needs. In addition, ChangeLab also developed an accompanying checklist to highlight key policy options available in the ordinance.
Nationwide Census on Farm to School Activities Shows Promising Results
On October 22, the USDA released results from a nationwide Census of farm to school activities. Researchers found that 43% of all public school districts have an existing farm to school program in place. Another 13% of school districts surveyed are committed to launching a farm to school program in the near future.
For more information, take a look at the Census here.
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