State Coordinated Chronic Disease Program Leads and Chronic Disease Program Directors:
Welcome to the Coordinated Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Program (CCDP) weekly update featuring news, tools, and resources that may be useful for your state-based chronic disease prevention and health promotion efforts.
Should you have any questions about the update, please feel free to contact me using the information located at the end of the update. Enjoy!
Coordinated Chronic Disease Prevention
and Health Promotion Program
Features highlighted in this update include:
·Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: 2012 County Health Rankings
·Report Release: Primary Care and Public Health: Exploring Integration to Improve Population Health
·Communities Creating Healthy Environments (CCHE): 2012 Online Discussion Series
·The Roots of Health Inequity: A Web-Based Course for the Public Health Workforce
·Tobacco Regulation Awareness, Communication, and Education Program
·Tobacco Free Press: March Edition Available
·2012 Surgeon General’s Report
·Tips From Former Smokers Campaign
·Developing an Effective Evaluation Plan: Setting the Course for Effective Program Evaluation
·MMWR: State Cigarette Excise Taxes---United States, 2010-2011
Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity:
·Weight of the Nation
·CDC’s WHO Growth Chart Training: Available Online
·Best Fed Beginnings
·Let’s Move: Salad Bars in Schools Bring Fresh New Tastes to School Lunch Counters
Information You Can Use Newsletter: March Edition Available
2009 County Level Estimates Available
·Report to the Nation Finds Continuing Declines in Cancer Death Rates Since the Early 1990s
ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION COUNTY HEALTH RANKINGS
More than 3,000 counties and the District of Columbia can compare how healthy their residents are and how long they live with the 2012 County Health Rankings, an annual check-up that highlights the healthiest and least healthy counties in every state. Released today atwww.countyhealthrankings.org by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Rankings assess the overall health of nearly every county in all 50 states based on key factors that influence health, such as education rates, income levels, and access to healthy foods and medical care. This year’s Rankings include several new measures, such as how many fast-food restaurants are in a county and levels of physical inactivity among residents. Graphs illustrating premature death trends over 10 years are new as well. Also new this year, the County Health Roadmaps will help counties to mobilize and take action to create healthier places to live, learn, work and play. Finally, today marks the release of the call for applications for the Roadmaps to Health Prize that recognizes the efforts and accomplishments of communities in the U.S. working at the forefront of better health for all residents.
REPORT RELEASE: PRIMARY CARE AND PUBLIC HEALTH: EXPLORING INTEGRATION TO IMPROVE POPULATION HEALTH
Although primary care and public health share a goal of promoting the health and well-being of all people, these two disciplines historically have operated independently of one another. Problems that stem from this separation have long been recognized, but new opportunities are emerging for bringing the sectors together in ways that will yield substantial and lasting improvements in the health of individuals, communities, and populations.
In recognition of this potential, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), both agencies of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), asked the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to convene a committee of experts to examine the integration of primary care and public health. The United Health Foundation also provided support for the study.
COMMUNITIES CREATING HEALTHY ENVIRONMENTS: 2012 ONLINE DISCUSSION SERIES
Join Communities Creating Healthy Environments (CCHE) for our online discussion series featuring the nation’s leading experts on the issues shaping our work today. CCHE organizations will present directly on the transformative work they are doing to reclaim public space, improve the food environment in schools, fight for accessible transportation, restore wellness in Indian country, and build self-sustaining, vibrant communities. These interactive webinars explore issues through a social justice lens with an emphasis on strategies for community change.
THE ROOTS OF HEALTH INEQUITY: A WEB-BASED COURSE FOR THE PUBLIC HEALH WORKFORCE
NACCHO online learning collaborative and web-based course designed for the public health workforce who want to address systemic differences in health and wellness that are actionable, unfair, and unjust. Teaches concepts and strategies for taking action in everyday practice.
TOBACCO REGULATION AWARENESS, COMMUNICATION AND EDUCATION PROGRAM
The FDA-Center for Tobacco Products has issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement to announce the availability of an estimated 12-15 cooperative agreements. The goal of the program is to educate Americans about the risks of tobacco products. It seeks to increase capacity at the community level in the areas of health communication and education that address federal tobacco regulations and the public health goals of the Tobacco Control Act. Attend a pre-application webinar on April 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST.http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/ResourcesforYou/StateLocalTribalandTerritorialGovernments/ucm296348.htm
TOBACCO FREE PRESS
TheTobacco Control Network (TCN)is pleased to present the March 2012 edition of the monthly Tobacco Free Press. We hope this newsletter helps you access and use valuable tobacco-related news efficiently. This publication is sponsored in partnership with the Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium (TTAC) and the CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.http://www.ttac.org/TCN/tfp/index.html
2012 SURGEON GENERAL’S REPORT
On March 8, 2012, Dr. Regina Benjamin, U.S. Surgeon General, released Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General, which is the 31st Surgeon General’s report on tobacco since 1964. This latest report details important new facts about the epidemic of tobacco use among American youth ages 12 through 17 and young adults ages 18 through 25, including the epidemiology, causes, and health effects of this tobacco use and interventions proven to prevent it.http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/2012/index.htm
TIPS FROM FORMER SMOKERS CAMPAIGN
CDC has launched a groundbreaking tobacco education campaign designed to educate the public about the harmful effects of tobacco use and to encourage quitting. The campaign is called Tips From Former Smokers and it features real people who have experienced a variety of illnesses stemming from tobacco use, including cancer, heart attack, stroke, asthma, and Buerger’s disease. The ads not only show the toll that these smoking-related illnesses have taken on these individuals’ lives, but they also provide encouragement to quit smoking and information on how to access free help. http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips/
DEVELOPING AN EFFECTIVE EVALUATION PLAN: SETTING THE COURSE FOR EFFECTIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION
MMWR: STATE CIGARETTE EXCISE TAXES— UNITED STATES, 2010–2011
A newly published report by CDC found that in 2010 and 2011, eight states increased and one state decreased their cigarette excise tax. This is a noteworthy change from the last CDC report on this topic, when in 2009, 15 states increased their cigarette excise tax. The national average cigarette excise tax increased from $1.34 per pack in 2009 to $1.46 per pack in 2011. At the end of 2011 excise tax rates ranged from $0.17 per pack in Missouri to $4.35 per pack in New York. The evidence indicates that further increases in cigarette excise taxes would continue to reduce the demand for cigarettes, thereby preventing youth initiation, reducing cigarette consumption, and decreasing the prevalence of smoking, particularly among youth and young adults. States can reduce cigarette use even further by investing excise tax revenue in tobacco prevention and control. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6112a1.htm?s_cid=mm6112a1_e%0d%0a
NUTRITION, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, AND OBESITY
WEIGHT OF THE NATION
On May 7-9, 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, will host Weight of the Nation™, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C. Weight of the Nation™ is designed to provide a forum to highlight progress in the prevention and control of obesity through policy and environmental strategies, and is framed around five intervention settings: early care and education; states, tribes and communities; medical care; schools; and workplaces. http://www.weightofthenation.org/
CDC’s WHO GROWTH CHART TRAINING IS ONLINE
CDC has released an online training module, Using the World Health Organization (WHO) Growth Charts to Assess Growth with Children less than 2 Years of Age in the U.S., for health care providers and public health professionals who measure and assess growth of infants and young children. The purpose of the training is to provide professionals with expertise on using and interpreting the WHO growth charts. The training takes 45 minutes to complete and has seven sections that include Recommendations and Rationale, Breastfeeding as the Norm for Infant Feeding and Using the WHO Growth Standard Charts. Self-assessment questions are included for each section and case examples illustrate various scenarios to guide interpretation of the growth charts. For more information, contact Barbara Polhamus atBFP9@cdc.gov or Daurice Grossniklaus at DTG3@cdc.gov.
BEST FED BEGINNINGS
The National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Baby-Friendly USA invite your hospital to apply to be part of Best Fed Beginnings, a nationwide effort to improve maternity care and increase the number of Baby-Friendly hospitals in the United States.
Our Recruitment Website is now live and it contains everything you will need to know to apply to this important project. Applications will be accepted until May 4 at 5:00 pm EDT. All applicants will be notified of selection decisions on June 11th.
SALAD BARS IN SCHOOLS BRING FRESH NEW TASTES TO SCHOOL LUNCH COUNTERS
Fruit and vegetables provide healthier, attractive choices
School children eat more fruits and vegetables when they have a variety of choices such as those provided in a salad bar. That's what research and actual experience in schools are discovering.1 To accelerate this trend, the "Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools” program is offering incentives to help school lunch rooms become better equipped to provide tasty fruits and vegetables.
The health benefits are many. Fruits and vegetables, as part of a healthy diet, are important for optimal child growth, weight management, and chronic disease prevention.
Yet across the U.S., fewer than 1 in 10 children eat the daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables.2 School salad bars are one way to help reverse this deficit. When offered multiple fruit and vegetable choices, children respond by trying new items, incorporating greater variety into their diets, and increasing their daily consumption of fruits and vegetables.
Any school, public or private, participating in the National School Lunch Program can apply for a start-up award to help pay for salad bar equipment. Interested schools can begin the process by completing an online application and creating their own individualized webpage at:www.saladbars2schools.org. The website offers details about the benefits of salad bars and resources to help increase fruit and vegetable consumption at schools.
Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools is an initiative of the Food Family Farming Foundation, National Fruit and Vegetable Alliance, United Fresh Produce Association Foundation, and Whole Foods Market to support First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Initiative.
CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) focuses on improving our communities to support healthy eating and active living.
INFORMATION YOU CAN USE NEWSLETTER
"Information You Can Use” (IYCU), is a monthly newsletter that provides information on diabetes and related cross-cutting issues, including updates on programs and initiatives at CDC, journal articles, resource materials, highlights of successful state programs, continuing education, and much more!
CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation is pleased to announce the release of 2009 county-level estimates of diagnosed diabetes, obesity, and leisure-time physical inactivity in the United States. These data will be available on the Diabetes Data and Trends Web sitehttp://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/statistics/ on April 3, 2012, and add to the 2004–2008 county-level estimates already available on the Web site. Also, for the first time, estimates of diagnosed diabetes will be available for the Puerto Rico municipios (county equivalents).
·These data are important to help address the burden of diabetes and selected risk factors.
·The county-level estimates help identify counties with high estimated numbers and percentages of people diagnosed with diabetes or at high-risk of diabetes.
·County-level estimates diabetes and selected risk factors can be used to maximize use of existing resources for diabetes management and prevention efforts, including health policy.
·Combined with other resources, these data can assist in the allocation of funds to help areas hardest hit with diabetes or at high-risk of diabetes. This focused attention may help reduce rates of complications caused by diabetes and obesity, such as heart disease, stroke, and some cancers, as well as specific complications of diabetes such as kidney disease, blindness, and lower-limb amputations.
REPORT TO THE NATION FINDS CONTINUING DECLINES IN CANCER DEATH RATES SINCE THE EARLY 1990S
Special feature highlights cancers associated with excess weight and lack of sufficient physical activity.
Death rates from all cancers combined for men, women, and children continued to decline in the United States between 2004 and 2008, according to the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975–2008. The overall rate of new cancer diagnoses, also known as incidence, among men decreased by an average of 0.6 percent per year between 2004 and 2008. Overall cancer incidence rates among women declined 0.5 percent per year from 1998 through 2006 with rates leveling off from 2006 through 2008. http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2012/p0328_Cancer_deathrates.html