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.
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.
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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