November 30, 2012
Coordinated Chronic Disease Program Leads and Chronic Disease Program Directors:
Welcome to the Coordinated Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Program’s (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!
Features highlighted in this update include:
· Health Equity Matters Newsletter: Latest Issue Released
· Public Health and Health Care Working Together: Paul Kuehnert Q&A
· QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 50-75 Years Who Received Colorectal Cancer Screening, By Family Income Level – National Health Interview Survey, United States 2010
Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity:
· National Center for Bicycling & Walking: Centerlines Newsletter
· America Walks: Workshops, Technical Assistance, and Support Services for Local Communities
· Walk Friendly Communities Recognition Program, Deadline December 15th
· Active Living Research Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, February 26-28, 2013
· New publications
· Webinar: Pharmacotherapy 101, December 5, 3:00pm (ET)
· Webinar: e-Quit: An Introduction to Web-Based Smoking Cessation Resources, December 6, 4:00pm (ET)
· Public comment opportunity: Meaningful Use Stage 3 draft recommendations
· Webinar: Meaningful Use and Tobacco Cessation: What You Need to Know, December 14, 12:00pm (ET)
HEALTH EQUITY MATTERS NEWSLETTER: LATEST ISSUE RELEASED
The Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) announces the release of the latest issue of Health Equity Matters, a quarterly e-newsletter in which OMHHE shares news, perspectives and progress in the science and practice of health equity http://www.cdc.gov/minorityhealth/newsletter/current.html
PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE WORKING TOGETHER: PAUL KUEHNERT Q&A
Through the Affordable Care Act, nonprofit hospitals will have the opportunity to direct their community benefit efforts toward public health interventions and collaborate more effectively with local health departments. Paul Kuehnert, MS, RN, senior program officer and director of the Public Health Team at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, shared his insights on the opportunities and challenges that lie in integrating health and health care. Read Q&A.
QUICKSTATS: PERCENTAGE OF ADULTS AGED 50-75 YEARS WHO RECEIVED COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING, BY FAMILY INCOME LEVEL – NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SUREVEY, UNITED STATES 2010
In 2010, the percentage of adults aged 50–75 years who received colorectal cancer screening as recommended by the most recent guidelines increased as income increased. Persons with family incomes 600% or more of the federal poverty level were nearly twice as likely (72.9%) to get a colorectal cancer screening than those with family incomes below the federal poverty level (38.7%) and were the only group to meet the Healthy People 2020 target of 70.5%. Access full text.
NUTRITION, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, AND OBESITY
NATIONAL CENTER FOR BICYCLING & WALKING: CENTERLINES NEWSLETTER
CenterLines is the bi-weekly e-newsletter of the National Center for Bicycling & Walking, a program of Project for Public Spaces. CenterLines is our way of quickly delivering news and information you can use to create more walkable and bicycle-friendly communities.
AMERICA WALKS: WORKSHOPS, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, AND SUPPORT SERVICES FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES
If you are looking for ways to implement projects and campaigns that further walkability in your community, check out America Walks at http://americawalks.org/walking-in-america-working-with-communities-to-promote-walking/. That organization received funding recently from CDC’s Healthy Community Design Initiative and the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity to bring workshops, technical assistance, and other support services to local communities.
WALK FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES RECOGNITION PROGRAM
Deadline December 15, 2012
A Walk Friendly Community is a city or town that has shown a commitment to improving walkability and pedestrian safety through development of comprehensive programs, plans, and policies. Communities awarded a Walk Friendly Community designation will receive national recognition for their efforts to improve a wide range of conditions related to walking, including safety, mobility, access, and comfort. The Walk Friendly Communities initiative is sponsored by FedEx and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration. The program is maintained by the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center's Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, with support from national partners, including CDC.
ACTIVE LIVING RESEARCH ANNUAL CONFERENCE, SAN DIEGO, CA
FEBRUARY 26-28, 2013
Active Living Research invites you to our 10th annual conference in San Diego! The theme of the 2013 conference is Achieving Change Across Sectors: Integrating Research, Policy and Practice.
The ALR conference is an opportunity to hear the latest evidence on policy and environmental strategies to increase physical activity. In line with our increased emphasis on translating and applying research, and to create more opportunities for exchange among researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners, we have developed two tracks for the conference - research and practice. The agenda includes roundtable discussions, two energetic keynote speakers, oral and poster presentations on a wide variety of topics, interactive learning workshops, an engaging panel presentation, as well as many physical activity opportunities.
Visit the 2013 Conference website for a complete overview of the program and register before January 15th to get the 'early bird' discount. Click the link for Online Registration . Space is limited, so we highly encourage you to register early!
NEW PUBLICATIONS – PAST WEEK
- Report: Implementation of tobacco cessation coverage under the Affordable Care Act: Understanding how private health insurance policies cover tobacco cessation treatments – The Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, with funding from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, has published a report which concludes that many private insurance plans are failing to provide coverage for smoking cessation treatment as required by the Affordable Care Act. The authors recommend that federal and state regulators give insurers detailed guidance on what tobacco cessation coverage is required under the ACA. Click here for a related press release from TFK.
- MMWR: Indoor air quality at nine large-hub airports with and without designated smoking areas - Air pollution levels directly outside of designated smoking areas were found to be five times higher than levels measured in smoke-free airports, and air pollution levels inside of designated smoking areas were 23 times higher than air pollution levels in smoke-free airports.
- Report: State estimates of adolescent cigarette use and perceptions of risk from smoking: 2009 and 2010 - Compared with combined 2002 and 2003 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the 2009 and 2010 data show that 41 States experienced a statistically significant decrease in the rate of adolescent past month cigarette use, and there were no States with a statistically significant increase in adolescent smoking.
- Editorial: Tax the smokers — again – Published on November 18th in the Washington Post, this editorial supports a recent proposal to increase the tobacco tax in Maryland by $1. The article mentions many of the key arguments for raising tobacco taxes – the impact on cessation, youth prevention, and millions in cost savings for insurance companies, taxpayers, and employers.
WEBINAR: PHARMACOTHERAPY 101, DECEMBER 5, 3:00PM (ET)
Presented by the Center for Tobacco Cessation, this webinar will provide in-depth information on smoking cessation pharmacotherapy. Usually pharmacotherapy is a small part of a presentation on smoking cessation, but this webinar will devote an hour to answering your questions and providing the latest recommendations. Learn more about the webinar here, or click here to register.
WEBINAR: E-QUIT: AN INTRODUCTION TO WEB-BASED SMOKING CESSATION RESOURCES, DECEMBER 6, 4:00PM (ET)
Join C-Change and Legacy for a webinar on strategies organizations can use to help smokers quit, including Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) coalitions, cancer centers, employers, and advocacy groups. Topics will include: an overview of the current evidence-based tobacco dependence treatments and the emergence of online and mobile resources presented by Dr. Richard Hurt from the Mayo Clinic; an introduction to the features of free web-based quit smoking resources such as BecomeAnEX.org; and specific examples of ways that community-based coalitions can utilize free or low-cost resources to promote quitting smoking. Click here to register to attend this webinar.
WEBINAR: MEANINGFUL USE AND TOBACCO CESSATION: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW, DECEMBER 14, 12:00PM (ET)
Partnership for Prevention/ActionToQuit will co-sponsor an upcoming educational webinar with the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Tobacco Research & Intervention and the Multi-State Collaborative for Health System Change. The featured presenters will be Farzad Mostashari, MD, Director of the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, and Michael Fiore, MD, Director, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention. The program will explain what Meaningful Use is, how tobacco use assessment and cessation treatment relate to it, and how the public comment process can make a difference (see related opportunity for public comment below). Click here to register for the webinar.
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY: MEANINGFUL USE STAGE 3 DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS
Deadline for comments: January 14, 2013
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) Health Information Technology Policy Committee (HITPC) has begun to develop Meaningful Use stage 3 recommendations. The Request for Comment (RFC) includes the following sections: Meaningful Use Objectives and Measures, Quality Measures, and Privacy and Security. All commenters are encouraged to provide opinions regarding feasibility, and more importantly, experiences with how something has been done in order to promote advancement, while also ensuring it is achievable. Instructions for submitting comments can be found in the Federal Register. Click here to submit a comment via regulations.gov.
WONDERING WHAT "MEANINGFUL USE” IS AND WHY IT MATTERS?
Federal law provides incentives to certain types of healthcare providers and hospitals for adopting electronic health record (EHR) technology and using it a meaningful way to capture and track health data, such as smoking status and tobacco cessation counseling. Click here for a quick introduction to Meaningful Use, or click here for examples from the field of how Meaningful Use is being implemented, FAQs, and links to other resources.