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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:

  • Improving healthy nutrition standards/guidelines and healthy food access initiatives
  • Reducing consumption of sugar sweetened beverages
  • Create a built environment/healthy community design that supports access to physical activities within communities
  • Policy, systems and environmental change strategies that promote population-based reduction of chronic disease

NACCHO Big Cities Chronic Disease Community of Practice members can share information, access resources and review recent Big Cities priorities. Contact Erica Haller-Stevenson for more information.

Funding Opportunity

NACCHO is accepting applications for health impact assessments (HIA) led by local health departments. Selected health departments will receive funding and support to complete an HIA on a transportation, land use, community design, parks and recreation, or energy policy, plan, program, or project. Applications are due Friday, August 22, 2014 by 5:00pm ET. Visit the project webpage for more information and to download a copy of the funding announcement. Click here for more information

Upcoming Webinars
There are no scheduled webinars at the moment 
New Resources

NACCHO's BC-COP staff have compiled a list of resources to assist local health departments in their work to promote policy, systems and environmental change strategies to reduce the incidence and prevalence of chronic disease in their communities.


Healthy Food Access

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages 

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