Chronic Disease Prevention
In the Spotlight
NACCHO has a new platform for sharing your successes, innovations, and challenges. NACCHO's new Stories from the Field website provides a means for local health departments to share their experiences and demonstrate the value of public health.
There is a need for stories focusing on chronic and cardiovascular disease programs in local health departments. Submitting is simple and NACCHO has a variety of resources to help make your story compelling. Submit your story today to inspire other local health department staff, gain recognition, and support advocacy and collaboration among local, state, and federal partners. Share your story at http://nacchostories.org.
NACCHO's Chronic Disease Prevention Team is working with the goal of engaging and enhancing local health department's ability to expand evidence- and practice-based chronic disease prevention activities in their communities and promote change at the policy, systems, and environmental levels in order to reduce the burden of chronic diseases.
Chronic Disease Advisory Group
The Healthy Living and Prevention Workgroup, comprised of local health officials and programmatic staff with chronic disease policy and/or built environment expertise, is the advisory group for NACCHO's chronic disease projects. The workgroup (1) helps define NACCHO's chronic disease priorities and policies; (2) provides guidance on how NACCHO can best assist LHDs to address these priorities; and (3) provides guidance on federal/national chronic disease initiatives. Regular communication with the workgroup is essential to informing NACCHO's work and the work of NACCHO's partners.