Big Cities Chronic Disease Community of Practice
Implementing Equity in Health in All Policies and Health Impact Assessments: From Concept to Action
Wednesday, June 19 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. PT/ 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. ET
The speakers will discuss principles and frameworks for the inclusion of equity, as well as present examples of the principles in practice. In addition to those currently working with HIA and HiAP, the webinar is recommended for public health and environmental health practitioners, urban planners, equity leaders, and community groups looking to advance health and equity. Join us for a webinar, sponsored by PolicyLink and the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO), focused on why equity is critical to HiAP and HIA, and specific strategies to implement and ensure equity.
Know, Grow, and Eat Your Vegetables: Increasing Access to Healthier Foods Among Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Obesity is a public health epidemic, and the crisis is worse for people with disabilities, who are 58% more likely to be obese than people without disabilities. The Know, Grow, and Eat Your Vegetables program in Schenectady County, New York was developed to address obesity and other related health burdens disproportionately faced by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Join this webinar on Wednesday, June 19 at 2 PM ET to learn about this collaboration between Schenectady County Public Health Services and Schenectady ARC which was recognized as a Model Practice by NACCHO in 2012. Learn about how a local health department can effectively partner with community-based organizations to address health disparities faced by peoplewith intellectual and developmental disabilities. Click here to register.
The California Bay Area has a new campaign that shows the harm of sugary drinks on children. Sugar Bites is a social marketing campaign aimed at preventing childhood obesity in Contra Costa County through reducing consumption of sugary drinks, which are the single largest source of added calories in the American diet. Click here to visit the First5 Contra Costa County's webpage
New Grant Funding Opportunities
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. For more details, you can find the full announcement and grant application here. The CDC will host an informational call for applicants on Monday, May 13, 2013, at 2:00 PM ET; the call-in information is 866-934-5134; passcode: 45641947. The application deadline is June 18, 2013.
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 at JKahn-Marshall@naccho.org for more information.
Sugar Sweetened Beverage Issue Brief
Chronic-Disease Management: The Role of Local Health Departments in Reducing Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption
Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in the United States has increased over the years, putting a larger percentage of the population at risk of becoming obese or developing other chronic health problems. Making healthier beverage options accessible has long been a challenge for local health departments (LHDs). The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is working with LHDs to incorporate evidence-based interventions to combat the issue
This issue brief analyzes systematic efforts to reduce the consumption of SSBs. The brief will address the characteristics of SSBs, explain how these products contribute to chronic illness, and discuss ways that LHDs can increase public awareness and strengthen prevention efforts. More »
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