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January 25, 2013


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:

Cross-Cutting Updates:

·        HHS to Relaunch Health Care Website

·        Did You Know?

·        Community Benefit: An Opportunity for Public Health and Hospitals to Work Together

·        America’s health Rankings Report Finds Americans Live Longer But Unnecessarily Sicker

·        Cholesterol Levels Dropping in United States

·        Medicare Goes Local with Doctor Data

·        New Resource: Health, United States, 2011: In Brief

·        Budget Cuts Affect the Health of Americans

·        Tackling Disparities: Movement for Health Equity Spurs Action Nationwide

·        APHA’s Call for Abstracts is Now Open

·        New Resource: Healthy Behaviors Data Tracking

·        Clinical Quality and Performance Measures Toolkit

·        New Meaningful Use Case Studies

·        Archived Recording: The Role and Future of Accountable Care Organizations



·        Mammography Screenings: Lessons Learned



·        Two New Resources Available for Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native Populations


Heart Disease & Stroke:

·        CDC Grand Rounds: The Million Hearts Initiative

·        Sodium Reduction Tools

·        New CDC Research Published on Cardiovascular Health in the 50 States and Washington, DC

·        Improving the Screening Prevention, and Management of Hypertension –An Implementation Tool for Clinic Practice Teams

·        National Forum Launches Platform for Cardiovascular Health Policy Professionals


Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity:

·        Supporting Healthy Eating through Policy and Environmental Change, January 31 (Live Webcast)

·        National Recreation and Park Association: Grow Your Park

·        State PE Requirements in Schools

·        NLC Recognizes 118 Communities for Efforts to Reduce Childhood Obesity

·        New Resource: Food Marketing to Children Report

·        Researchers Now Able to Track Progress Toward Companies’ Pledge to Remove 1.5 Trillion Calories from the Marketplace

·        Healthy Vending Machines: Are You Tired of the Same Old Junk?

·        HRSA’s Office of Rural Health Releases Rural Obesity Toolkit

·        American Planning Association Publishes New Report


School Health:

·        American School Health Association 87th Annual Conference—Call for Programs

·        2012 School Health Index (SHI): Self-Assessment & Planning Guide Released



·        Preventing Chronic Disease: Hospital Discharge Rates Before and After Implementation of a City-Wide Smoking Ban in A Texas City, 2004-2008

·        New Publications

·        FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products: New Form for Reporting Potential Tobacco Product Violations

·        Free Tailored Cessation Tools for Local Health Departments

·        Kick Butts Day is Back, Bigger, and Better than Ever!

·        Asian Smokers’ Quitline is Now Available Nationwide

·        Sate of Tobacco Control Report

·        Earned Media Opportunities for February

·        Understanding the Public Health Implications of the "Fiscal Cliff”

·        Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (Path) Study Now Underway

·        CDC Feature Article: Commit to Quit Smoking in 2013

·        NALBOH Releases Six Functions of Public Health Governance

·        Resources to Show Value of Tobacco Prevention Programs, Defend Against Program Funding Cuts

·        Tobacco Tax Resources

·        New FactSheets: Board of Health Role in Addressing Tobacco Control and Prevention

·        Six Steps to Reduce Disparities

·        HHS Video Recap for 2012 Features Tobacco Control Achievements

·        State Tobacco Control Highlights 2012 Report

·        Recording of TCN and CTFK’s "Where’s the Money” Webinar Now Available

·        Alert: Mackinac Center Report on Cigarette Smuggling

·        New Tobacco Tax Projections Available from CTFK and ACS-CAN

·        National Native Network Seeking Tribal Commercial Tobacco Policies and Resolutions

·        Youth Advocate of the Year Awards

·        Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to Reduce Tobacco Use Among Priority Populations


Community Health:

·        NACCHO’s Environmental Health in All Policies (HiAP) Toolkit

·        $3.6M Awarded to Advance Community Health