December 7, 2012
The CCDP Update will be on holiday leave beginning December 10th and will return January 2013. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season and look forward to continuing our partnership in 2013. Should you have any feedback or suggestions about the Update in the interim, please feel free to contact Branalyn Williams at email@example.com.
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.
Features highlighted in this update include:
· CBO’s Long Term Projections for Medicare and Medicaid Spending in the United States
· What’s New in Multiple Chronic Conditions: 2012 Update, December 11 (Webinar)
· Community Commons: Free Data and Reporting Resource for Community Health Needs Assessment Goes Live!
· ASTHO Partnerships to Support Maternal and Child Health
· Health Information and the Law
· Primary Care Physician Mapper
Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity:
· Hero Learning Series in Collaboration with the CDC Presents: A Community Based Proactive Health Care Model for Small Businesses, January 23 (Webinar)
· USDA Center for Collaborative Research Funding Opportunity: Innovative WIC Nutrition Education Projects
· ChangeLab Solutions: Model Bike Parking Ordinance
· Access to Affordable and Nutritious Food: Updated Estimates of Distance to Supermarkets Using 2010 Data
· New Tobacco Control Publications
· Warner Series Lecture on Tobacco and the LGBT Community, December 11
· Comment Period Reopened: Adopting Smoke-Free Policies in Public Housing Agencies and Multifamily Housing
· Recording of TCN’s November Election Results Webinar Now Available
CBO’s LONG TERM PROJECTIONS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SPENDING IN THE UNITED STATES
Access the presentation to the OECD Expert Workshop on Improving Health Expenditure Forecasting Methods by Joyce Manchester, Chief, Long-Term Analysis Unit.
WHAT’S NEW IN MULTIPLE CHRONIC CONDITIONS: A 2012 UPDATE WEBINAR, 1:00PM (ET)
Please join us for a webinar on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST that will focus on national-level efforts to address the challenge of more Americans living with multiple chronic conditions. The webinar is being hosted by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). OASH coordinates the implementation of the national roadmap to optimize health and quality of life for persons with MCC entitled, HHS Strategic Framework on Multiple Chronic Conditions. The webinar will highlight MCC work in 2012 and feature discussions with representatives from HHS agencies and the National Council on Aging (NCOA).
The Webinar will feature remarks from:
Dr. Anand Parekh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for
Health (Science and Medicine), Office of the
Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)
Mr. Niall Brennan, Director, Office of Information
Products and Data Analytics, Office of Enterprise
Management, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Dr. Jacqueline Corrigan-Curay, Acting Director, Office
of Biotechnology Activities, National Institutes of
Dr. James Firman, President and Chief Executive
Officer, National Council on Aging (NCOA)
Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions during the webinar. For more information on the HHS Multiple Chronic Conditions Initiative click here. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 6, 2012.
COMMUNITY COMMONS: FREE DATA AND REPORTING RESOURCE FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT GOES LIVE!
We are excited to announce the nationwide beta 2.0 launch of CHNA.org, a state-of-the-art, FREE, web-based utility nested in Community Commons that will prove to be an invaluable resource in the work we all do to assess and make measurable improvements in community health and well-being.
Look for the following key capabilities:
- An easy to use, intuitive platform to guide you through the process of conducting community health needs assessments
- The ability to create a community health needs assessment report
- The ability to select area geography in different ways
- Ability to identify and profile geographic areas with significant health disparities
- Single-point access to thousands of public data sources, such as the U.S. Census Bureau and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
- Feedback functionality and access to technical support
- Adaptability and development for future learning and versions
You are invited to watch the introductory video and to sign on using your Community Commons username and password. If you are not a Community Commons member you can register on the site. Read Advancing the Movement's full release announcement.
Click on a date to sign up for one of the upcoming one-hour webinars that will provide an overview of CHNA.org and will guide you through how to use the platform:
Thursday, December 13, 2012 9:00 PT/11:00 CT/12:00 ET
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 9:00 PT/11:00 CT/12:00 ET
Thursday, January 17, 2013 11:00 PT/1:00 CT/2:00 ET
ASTHO PARTNERSHIPS TO SUPPORT MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH
Ten case studies developed by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) highlight ways in which various chronic disease programs are partnering with Maternal and Child Health offices to promote health and prevent disease among women and children at risk. Click here to view the case studies.
HEALTH INFORMATION AND THE LAW
Health Information and the Law (HealthInfoLaw.org) is an online resource about federal and state laws governing access, use, release, and publication of health information. It is sponsored by George Washington University's Hirsh Health Law and Policy Program and the RWJF. The website addresses the current legal and regulatory framework of health information law and changes in the legal and policy landscape impacting health information law.
Its most recent brief, "The Meaningful Use Stage 2 Final Rule: Overview and Outlook,” details the criteria health care providers must meet to qualify as meaningful users of electronic health records (EHRs) and receive incentive payments under the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Click here to read more.
PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN MAPPER
The Primary Care Physician Mapper illustrates the distribution of primary care physicians by state, county, or census tracts in metropolitan areas. The physician data source is the National Provider Identifier (NPI), maintained by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Any provider who bills Medicare, Medicaid, or certain private insurance companies will be counted in the NPI dataset. The Primary Care Physician Mapper allows the user to dynamically set the threshold at which map areas with a certain physician to population ratio are displayed. Users may select individual primary care specialties under ‘Specialties of Interest’ to explore their unique distributions. For example, a user might search for ‘Pediatricians’ or check the ‘Pediatrics’ box to understand variation in Pediatrician-to-population ratios in a region or nationally. A user may visualize raw counts of physicians or create maps showing the ratio of one or more primary care specialties to the population within a selected geography. Use the options on the right hand side of the mapper to create the map and legend that answers your question of interest. To access the Primary Care Physician Mapper, click here.
NUTRITION, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, AND OBESITY
HERO LEARNING SERIES IN COLLABORATION WITH THE CDC PRESENTS: A COMMUNITY BASED PROACTIVE HEALTH CARE MODEL FOR SMALL BUSINESSES WEBINAR, JANUARY 23, 1:00PM (CT)
The Greater Somerset Public Health Collaborative (GSPHC) in Somerset County, Maine in partnership with HERO, The Maine Health Access Foundation and Medical Care Development developed a community-based employee wellness program for very small businesses and demonstrated that small businesses within a community can join together to offer their workers wellness activities that would not normally be economically feasible for groups their size. This model complements national health reform, which proposes models to allow small employers to group together to purchase coverage. Large employers understand that wellness and prevention form a continuum with insurance; indeed, as the law permits, employers and insurers offer incentives for wellness. By creating a project that gave small employers a similar opportunity to jointly obtain worksite wellness; this project was able to develop a prototype of a complementary product that can be used to offer a full spectrum of health, wellness and medical care protection for small and very small employers.
- Learn how small businesses in a rural community can come together to offer workplace wellness programs to their employees.
- Learn how this model has made an impact on the health and well-being of its community members.
- Learn unique strategies to implement evidence-based interventions for improving the workplace environment and employee health.
About Our Presenters
William E. Primmerman is the Project Director for the Greater Somerset Public Health Collaborative (GSPHC) one of the 26 Healthy Maine Partnerships (HMP) located in District 5, which is Kennebec and Somerset Counties, of the 8 Maine Public Health Districts. Bill is an employee of Redington-Fairview General Hospital, fiscal agent for the GSPHC. He currently directs the GSPHC in Somerset County to address the prevention of chronic disease through policy and environmental change initiatives in promotion of tobacco free lifestyle, physical activity, good nutrition and the prevention of substance abuse. This work is done in partnership with schools, municipalities, worksites, community organizations, health care providers, children, youth, families and many community volunteers. Prior to 2003 and his current position Bill spent 15 years teaching in Public Education both in Maine and Nova Scotia and 17 years as a consultant at the Maine Department of Education.
Kala Ladenheim, PhD, MSPH. is a Senior Researcher at Medical Care Development, Inc. and an independent Maine-based health policy expert DBA Maine Health Policy dot Info. Past significant leadership roles in Maine include President/CEO of the Maine Center for Public Health and Executive Director of the Maine Health Policy Advisory Council. Recent and current Maine projects include a study of the interplay of financing and public health infrastructure development in Maine, a study of the relationship between oral and systemic health, a senior driver safety project, an innovative rural microwellness program, and providing policy support and evaluation for a regional telehealth resource center. Kala is a national expert on state-level policy-making related to insurance coverage, quality and health information technology.
CHANGELAB SOLUTIONS: MODEL BIKE PARKING ORDINANCE
ChangeLab Solutions has developed a model bicycle parking ordinance to help local communities increase the availability and quality of bicycle parking, creating a more bike-friendly environment. Download our fact sheet at http://changelabsolutions.org/publications/bike-parking for a more complete overview, and contact us for help adapting the model ordinance to your community's needs.
USDA CENTER FOR COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: INNOVATIVE WIC NUTRITION EDUCATION PROJECTS
The USDA Center for Collaborative Research on WIC Nutrition Education Innovations at the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine (CNRC WIC Center) announces the availability of funds for researcher-initiated projects to demonstrate creative approaches to nutrition education for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). University-based researchers, with state/local WIC collaborators, will be eligible to respond. http://www.bcm.edu/cnrc/wiccenter/index.cfm?PMID=23766
ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE AND NUTRITIOUS FOOD: UPDATED ESTIMATES OF DISTANCE TO SUPERMARKETS USING 2010 DATA
Efforts to encourage Americans to improve their diets and to eat more nutritious foods presume that a wide variety of these foods are accessible to everyone. But for some Americans and in some communities, access to healthy foods may be limited. Using population data from the 2010 Census, income and vehicle availability data from the 2006-2010 American Community Survey, and a 2010 directory of supermarkets, this report estimates that 9.7 percent of the U.S. population, or 29.7 million people, live in low-income areas more than 1 mile from a supermarket. However, only 1.8 percent of all households live more than 1 mile from a supermarket and do not have a vehicle. Estimated distance to the nearest three supermarkets is an indicator of the choices available to consumers and the level of competition among stores. Estimates show that half of the U.S. population lives within 2 miles of 3 supermarkets.
NEW TOBACCO CONTROL PUBLICATIONS
· American Lung Association report: Helping Smokers Quit: Tobacco Cessation Coverage 2012 - This annual report on tobacco cessation policy examines each state’s tobacco cessation coverage as well as federal coverage under the Affordable Care Act. In conjunction with this report, ALA has made available a toolkit on the Affordable Care Act and Tobacco Control, which contains factsheets, template letters, and other helpful tools.
- Coming soon: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and partners: A Broken Promise to Our Children report – This annual publication assesses states’ investments of Master Settlement Agreement funds toward tobacco control efforts. CTFK’s media plans include a national press release, press releases for each state, and a television/radio media tour. State tobacco program staff should watch for an email from CTFK on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 5 with information*embargoed until 9am EST on December 6* to help you prepare for your own outreach.
These and other new reports present an opportunity to keep tobacco control in the forefront by educating about the need for smoke-free air laws, tobacco price increases, comprehensive tobacco control programs, or whatever the current priorities are in your state. You can plan ahead for the release of tobacco control reports by alerting state and local partners, identifying and preparing spokespersons who can speak about the reports and related issues, and drafting a press release that can be sent when the report is out to tie the report to your state or locality.
WARNER SERIES LECTURE ON TOBACCO AND THE LGBT COMMUNITY, DECEMBER 11, 3:30PM (ET)
Legacy is joining forces with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) to host a special Warner Series Lecture on December 11th, exploring the complex issues surrounding tobacco in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community. In 1995, R.J. Reynolds created a marketing campaign targeting gays titled Project SCUM. Since then, what role has Big Tobacco played in the high rates of tobacco use in LGBT communities? Why do LGBT Americans smoke in disproportionate numbers to the general population? What initiatives have succeeded in reducing LGBT tobacco use? The discussion will address these questions and more as Legacy releases a new report, Tobacco Control in LGBT Communities. The lecture will take place live at the HRC headquarters in Washington, DC, and can also be viewed via webcast. To attend in person, register here. To participate via Webcast, click here. No logins or passwords are required to join the webcast.
COMMENT PERIOD REOPENED: ADOPTING SMOKE-FREE POLICIES IN PUBLIC HOUSING AGENCIES AND MULTIFAMILY HOUSING
Deadline EXTENDED to January 22, 2013
The Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) has extended the deadline for the public to provide input on how HUD can best continue to support the adoption and implementation of smoke-free policies in public housing agencies and multifamily housing. HUD is seeking information on best practices and practical strategies from housing providers who have implemented smoke-free policies, ideas for overcoming potential obstacles to implementing a smoke-free policy and methods for supporting residents, and housing providers in transitioning to smoke-free housing. Click here to view HUD’s request for information in the Federal Register (Docket No. FR-5597-N-02 / Document Number: 2012- 28519), or click here to submit a formal comment. On regulations.gov, the docket number is HUD-2012-0103.
RECORDING OF TCN’S NOVEMBER ELECTION RESULTS WEBINAR NOW AVAILABLE
A recording of the Tobacco Control Network’s recent webinar, "November Election Results: Implications for Tobacco Control,” is now available. Click here to view the recording and other materials from the presentation. Related resources mentioned during the webinar include:
- The TCN’s 2012 Policy Platform on Tobacco Prevention and Control serves as a consensus document that presents the scientific evidence for high-impact tobacco control policies, and was created by an advisory group of state tobacco program managers. This can be a useful tool for educating and focusing stakeholders on evidence-based tobacco control priorities.
- Coming soon: On December 6, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and partners will release the annual "A Broken Promise to Our Children” report. This report can help you draw attention to the need to sustain or increase funding for comprehensive tobacco control programs. Click here to see last year’s report, or see below for details about plans for the release of the 2012 report.