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February 1, 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 Branalyn Williams, bkwilliams@cdc.gov.

 

Features highlighted in this update include:

 

Cross-Cutting Updates:

  • Trust for America’s Health Report Urges Coordinated Approach on Preventive Care
  • CMS Chronic Conditions Dashboard
  • NLC to Help Cities Expand Children’s Access to Health Insurance
  • Federal Outreach Grants Available for Increasing Children’s Enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP
  • American Indian Public Health Disparities: Regional Differences in Health, February 21 (Webinar)
  • Healthy Futures Fund Designed to Make Developers, Health Care Providers Work Together
  • New FOA on Building Capacity of the Public Health System through National, Nonprofit Organizations

 

Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity:

  • Public Comment on Draft Research Plan: Behavioral Counseling to Promote Healthy Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
  • ChangeLab Solutions: Model Bicycle Parking Ordinance
  • Supporting Healthy Eating through Policy and Environmental Change, January 31 (Webinar)
  • Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity

 

School Health:

  • Competitive Foods and Beverages in U.S. Schools: A State Policy Analysis
  • American School Health Association 87th Annual Conference—Call for Programs


Tobacco:

  • New Publications
  • FDA-CTP Seeking Panelists for Public Workshop, Nominations due January 31st
  • Social Marketing and Tobacco Campaigns, February 21 (Webinar)
  • Break Free Alliance on Dual Use, March 6 (Webinar)
  • 6th Annual Preparing for the 7th Generation Conference, April 17-18, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • ChangeLab Solutions: New Research on the Impact of Tobacco Laws

 

Community Health:

  • Health Opportunities Through Prevention and Education (HOPE)
  • Updated Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass Mapping Tool


CROSS-CUTTING UPDATES

TRUST FOR AMERICA’S HEALTH: NEW REPORT PROVIDES HIGH-IMPACT RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE U.S. PREVENTION POLICIES

A Healthier America 2013: Strategies to Move from Sick Care to Health Care in Four Years, a new report from Trust for America’s Health, provides high-impact recommendations to prioritize prevention and improve Americans’ health.

The report outlines top policy approaches to respond to studies which show that:

  1. More than half of Americans are living with one or more serious, chronic diseases, a majority of which could have been prevented, and
  2. Today’s children could be on track to be the first in U.S. history to live shorter, less healthy lives than their parents.

It also features case studies from across the country highlighting innovative approaches to advance the nation's public health system, and partnerships within and outside the public health field.Read the full report: A Healthier America 2013: Strategies to Move from Sick Care to Health Care in Four Years.

 

CMS CHRONIC CONDITIONS DASHBOARD

CMS has just released a new interactive tool that allows users to examine chronic conditions among Medicare beneficiaries.  The CMS Chronic Conditions Dashboard presents statistical views of information on the prevalence, utilization and Medicare spending for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions. The Dashboard displays information on a set of predefined chronic conditions available in the Chronic Condition Warehouse (CCW) at both the national and state level for 2011.  This set of chronic conditions is consistent with the list of conditions included in the currently available 2012 edition of the CMS chartbook, "Chronic Conditions among Medicare Beneficiaries”.  http://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/Chronic-Conditions/CCChartBook.html

The statistics in the Dashboard include (1) the prevalence of Medicare beneficiaries with the specific 15 conditions, (2) the prevalence and per capita Medicare spending for beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions, based upon counting the number of conditions from the set of 15 conditions and (3) utilization metrics for 30-day hospital readmissions and emergency department visits by the number of chronic conditions. In addition to the information being available at the state and national levels, the Dashboard also allows the user to select information for specific beneficiary sub-groups defined by gender, age group or dual eligibility status. This effort is aligned with Goal 4 in the HHS Strategic Framework on Multiple Chronic Conditions that addressed the need for research to fill knowledge gaps about the interventions and systems to benefit individuals with multiple chronic conditions.

The chronic conditions dashboard is accessible at:

 

NLC TO HELP CITIES EXPAND CHILDREN’S ACCESS TO HEALTH INSURANCE

With a generous grant provided by The Atlantic Philanthropies through its national KidsWell Initiative, NLC's Institute for Youth, Education and Families has launched a new, three-year project to help municipal leaders increase children's access to health insurance coverage.  Competitively selected cities will have the opportunity to receive pass-through funding and technical assistance as they lead local efforts to boost children's enrollment in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

 

The Cities Expanding Children's Access to Health Care initiative will kick off this summer with two regional leadership academies that will provide in-depth training and peer learning opportunities to up to 20 city teams.  A smaller number of city teams will be selected to receive more intensive technical assistance and pass-through grants in subsequent phases of the project.  Learn more.

FEDERAL OUTREACH GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR INCREASING CHILDREN’S ENROLLMENT IN MEDICAID AND CHIP
As the YEF Institute rolls out its Cities Expanding Children's Access to Health Care initiative, local officials have a concurrent opportunity to apply for federal outreach and enrollment grants to connect eligible children with Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  A total of $32 million will be made available to states, local governments, tribal entities and Indian health care providers, and nonprofit organizations, with approximately 40 grants ranging in size from $250,000 to $1 million and covering a two-year period. Learn more.

 

AMERICAN INDIAN PUBLIC HEALTH DISPARITIES: REGIONAL DIFFERENCES IN HEALTH, FEBRUARY 21, 9:00AM (ET)

This broadcast will address a number of relevant topics surrounding public health disparities and American Indian populations. Specifically, this broadcast will include a brief review of current American Indian Health Policies and a discussion of disparities that exist in health resources for American Indians. Dr. Warne will also review key health disparities that exist among and between American Indian populations as well as regional differences in health. Finally, Dr. Warne will present policy and program strategies intended to reduce the existing disparities. Register.

 

Speaker: Donald K. Warne, MD, MPH, Director, Master of Public Health Program, North Dakota State University

 

HEALTHY FUTURES FUND DESIGNED TO MAKE DEVELOPERS, HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS WORK TOGETHER

Morgan Stanley, The Kresge Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) have launched a first-of-its kind $100 million investment fund that is designed to expand access to health care and affordable housing for low-income residents and fund critical social services that help link the two in impoverished neighborhoods.

 

Called the Healthy Futures Fund, it is in part response to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and the 20 million new health care consumers that the legislation is likely to create. Read more at:  http://kresge.org/news/100-million-investment-fund-integrate-health-care-affordable-housing-low-income-communities

 

NEW FOA ON BUILDING CAPACITY OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM THROUGH NATIONAL, NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

CDC’s Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS) is pleased to announce that RFA OT13-1302, Building Capacity of the Public Health System to Improve Population Health through National, Nonprofit Organizations—financed in part by 2013 Prevention and Public Health Funds—has been published on Grants.gov as of January 7, 2013. Click here for more information.

 

NUTRITION, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, AND OBESITY

PUBLIC COMMENT ON DRAFT RESEARCH PLAN: BEHAVIORAL COUNSELING TO PROMOTE A HEALTHY DIET AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE PREVENTION IN PERSONS WITH KNOWN RISK FACTORS

Today, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted for public comment its draft Research Plan on behavioral counseling to promote a healthy diet and physical activity for cardiovascular disease prevention in persons with known risk factors. The draft Research Plan is available for review and public comment from January 29 through February 25, 2013. To review the draft Research Plan and submit comments, go to http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/tfcomment.htm

 

CHANGELAB SOLUTIONS: MODEL BICYCLE PARKING ORDINANCE

No matter how bike-friendly a neighborhood's streets may be, people are often reluctant to ride their bikes if they aren’t sure they’ll find a secure place to park once they reach their destination.

How can local policymakers ease those fears?

One way is by adopting bicycle parking laws. Our new model bicycle parking ordinance helps ensure safe, adequate, and convenient bike parking. It includes options to require bike parking in new developments and major renovations, in parking garages, and at events.

Download our bicycle parking materials today, and contact us for help adapting the model ordinance for your city or town.

 

SUPPORTING HEALTHY EATING THROUGH POLICY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE, JANUARY 31, 3:00PM (ET)

Latetia Moore Freeman, PhD, Epidemiologist in the Nutrition Branch in the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will describe the current state of the science between the food environment and diet and health. She will identify actions various local, state and federal entities are engaging in to address lack of access to healthy food in communities, and will discuss gaps in the research and how these affect opportunities to improve diet and health through policy and environmental improvement.

 

Objectives:

·        Recognize the influence of the food environment on diet and health.

·        Describe current efforts to improve lack of access to healthy foods.

·        Identify ways to improve diet and health through policy and environmental improvement.

 

Click here for more information and to register.

 

HEALTHY EATING RESEARCH: BUILDING EVIDENCE TO PREVENT CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among lower-income and racial and ethnic populations at highest risk for obesity. Findings are expected to advance RWJF’s efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015.

This call for proposals (CFP) is for two types of awards aimed at providing advocates, decision-makers, and policy-makers with evidence to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. The award types are: Round 8 grants and RWJF New Connections grants awarded through the Healthy Eating Research program. The two funding opportunities are described in more detail beginning on page 5.

 

Total Awards: Approximately $1.6 million will be awarded under this CFP for the two award types.

 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations.
  • Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. The focus of this program is the United States; studies in other countries will be considered only to the extent that they may directly inform U.S. policy.

 

Selection Criteria: See complete selection criteria starting on page 13.

Key Dates and Deadlines (see Timetable sections)

  • Proposals for Round 8 grants (page 18):
    • February 13, 2013, April 24, 2013, July 10, 2013 (all by 3 p.m. ET)—Deadlines for receipt of concept papers.
    • April 17, 2013, June 26, 2013, and September 11, 2013 (all by 3 p.m. ET)—Deadlines for receipt of invited full proposals, which correspond to the deadline under which the concept paper was submitted.
    • September 1, 2013, November 1, 2013, and February 1, 2014—Awards begin.
    • Proposals for RWJF New Connections grants awarded through Healthy Eating Research (inside back cover):

o   March 27, 2013 (3 p.m. ET)—Deadline for receipt of concept papers.

o   June 26, 2013 (3 p.m. ET)—Deadline for receipt of invited full proposals.

o   November 1, 2013—Awards begin.

How to Apply: See complete instructions on how to apply for either of the two funding opportunities starting on page 15. www.healthyeatingresearch.org

 

SCHOOL HEALTH

COMPETITIVE FOODS AND BEVERAGES IN U.S. SCHOOLS: A STATE POLICY ANALYSIS

 

Dear Colleagues:

Today CDC’s Division of Population Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, released Competitive Foods and Beverages in U.S. Schools: A State Policy Analysis, which provides a snapshot of policies for competitive foods in schools in 39 states, as of October 2010, to determine their alignment with the 13 standards recommended in the 2007 Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools: Leading the Way Toward Healthier Youth.

Key findings of the report, as of October 2010:

·        39 states have a state law, regulation or policy related to the sale or availability of competitive foods and beverages in schools

·        No state policy fully aligned with all IOM Standards

·        The majority of policies were in the lower quartiles of alignment

·        In general, State policies for competitive foods and beverages for elementary school were more aligned with IOM Standards compared with policies for middle and high school

 

The report can be used to help support the implementation of evidence-based recommendations from the 2011 CDC School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity, which encourage:

·        Establishing strong nutrition standards for competitive foods consistent with the IOM Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools: Leading the Way Toward Healthier Youth

·        Using the contracting process to improve the nutritional quality of competitive foods and beverages

·        Marketing and promoting healthier foods and beverages

·        Using fundraising activities and student rewards that support health

 

We are pleased to share this new resource with you.

 

Learn more:

Competitive Foods and Beverages in U.S. Schools: A State Policy Analysis

Codebook for Assessing State Nutrition Policies for Competitive Foods in Schools

Competitive Foods in Schools

Fact Sheets on Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools

·        For Parents, Guardians, Teachers and School Staff

·        For School Boards, School Districts, and Other School Administrators 

·        For School Nutrition Service Personnel

·        For Students

Implementing Strong Nutrition Standards for Schools: Financial Implications

Making It Happen! School Nutrition Success Stories

CDC School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

 

AMERICAN SCHOOL HEALTH ASSOCIATION 87TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE -- CALL FOR PROGRAMS

The American School Health Association (ASHA) is now accepting conference workshop proposals for its 87th annual conference being held in Myrtle Beach, SC on October 9-12, 2013. The theme of this year’s conference is "Charting a New Course for School Health.”

 

Submissions must be received by 11:59 PM EST on March 15, 2013.  Late submissions will not be accepted and early submissions are encouraged.. Conference proposals will be accepted for three categories: Research, Teaching Techniques and General Sessions. Please do not submit the same proposal for more than one category. Within these categories, ASHA is looking for workshops, roundtables, and poster sessions. Applications can be accessed at: http://www.ashaweb.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3508. For additional information, contact the ASHA office at info@ashaweb.org.

Conference proposals should focus on current and emerging issues and innovative strategies or programs in coordinated school health. Conference attendees include school nurses, health educators, school health coordinators, physical educators, counselors and mental health professionals and other individuals committed to improving the health and academic success of the nation’s children and youth. ASHA, as an interdisciplinary organization, enables presenters to reach a diverse audience of school health professionals.

 

Mark your calendar to join the ASHA 87th Annual Conference, October 9-12, 2013 in sunny Myrtle Beach, SC and join ASHA to chart a new course for school health!   

 

TOBACCO

NEW PUBLICATIONS:

  • New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)21st-Century Hazards of Smoking and Benefits of Cessation in the United States – Nationally-representative estimates of smoking-related death risks / benefits of cessation. Key messages: Smokers lose at least one decade of life expectancy versus never-smokers. Those who quit before the age of 40 can reduce their smoking-related death risk by 90%.
  • CDC Office on Smoking and Health - 2012 State Highlights ReportKey message: Combined interventions – increasing the price of tobacco products, implementing smoke-free policies, implementing mass media advertising campaigns, restricting tobacco advertising and promotion, controlling access to tobacco products, and promoting and assisting smokers to quit – are proven to significantly reduce smoking.

 

FDA-CTP SEEKING PANELISTS FOR PUBLIC WORKSHOP

Nomination deadline: January 31, 2013

On March 19-20, CTP will host a public workshop entitled "Third Party Governance of Industry-Sponsored Tobacco Product Research." The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the recommendation made by a Institute of Medicine report which states that sponsors of Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) applications use independent third parties to undertake one or more key functions in tobacco product research. Also known as third party governance, FDA is considering this idea as it relates more generally to tobacco research. The workshop will include three facilitated panels. In order to maximize the depth and breadth of the discussion, CTP is inviting individuals with a range of perspectives, thereby attempting to ensure diverse representation. Click here for more information, including panel discussion topics and how to register to attend or watch the free, live webcast of the public workshop. If you are interested in serving as a panelist, please send your name, biographical sketch or CV, area of expertise, and the panel on which you are interested in serving to Workshop.CTPOS@fda.hhs.gov by January 31, 2013. All nominations will be reviewed by CTP. Participants will be invited to be on one or more panels based on their expertise and availability. Given the breadth and depth of the issues, CTP requests that panel participants be present for both days of the workshop.

SOCIAL MARKETING AND TOBACCO CAMPAIGNS WEBINAR, FEBRUARY 21, 1:00PM (ET)

The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) is hosting this webinar on the role of social marketing campaigns in tobacco prevention/cessation efforts with expert presenters from Better World Advertising and the California Smokers’ Helpline. The presenters will give an overview of Better World Advertising’s recent tobacco campaigns; discuss how to target different audiences, including smokers (LGBT community, youth, tweens) and influencers (providers, teachers, parents) with distinct messages; provide an overview of the California Smokers’ Helpline’s recent print and digital advertising campaign targeted to behavioral health professionals; and explain the importance of targeting behavioral health professionals with cessation messaging and the keys to cost effective provider advertising. Click here for more details, and to register. Space is limited.

 

BREAK FREE ALLIANCE WEBINAR ON DUAL USE, MARCH 6, 2:00PM (ET)

Save the date! Break Free Alliance is hosting a webinar sponsored by the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health, Division of Tobacco Prevention on the dual use of smokeless tobacco and cigarettes. The webinar will highlight the recommendations that came out of the publication, Addressing Dual Tobacco Use in West Virginia: Report and Recommendations of the Expert Panel. Presenters will also provide some background on dual use and will discuss why it is an emerging issue that states need to address. Stay tuned for information on how to register!

 

6TH ANNUAL PREPARING FOR THE 7TH GENERATION CONFERENCE, APRIL 17-18, TULSA, OKLAHOMA

American Indian Tribes and the state of Oklahoma are working together and sharing resources to host the Preparing for the 7th Generation conference to reduce the death and disease associated with commercial tobacco use and addiction. The unique collaboration between these groups considers the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations so they no longer have to suffer the consequences of commercial tobacco abuse experienced today. At this conference, attendees will learn about the impact of commercial tobacco abuse in American Indian communities, tobacco control strategies that are working in Indian Country, and how to collaborate more closely with tribal organizations to more effectively address tobacco-related disparities. This conference is open to anyone working in tobacco control. Click here to download a save the date flyer, or click here to download the registration form.

 

CHANGELAB SOLUTIONS: NEW RESEARCH ON THE IMPACT OF TOBACCO LAWS

Do states that block cities and counties from enacting local tobacco control laws see higher rates of smoking and tobacco-related diseases?

A new research project led by ChangeLab Solutions and researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago aims to find out. The study will look at the health effects of state laws that trump ("preempt") local policies addressing, for instance, smoking in workplaces and public places, tobacco ads, and youth access to tobacco. We're partnering with researchers Jamie Chriqui and Frank Chaloupka to look at the impact on public health behaviors and outcomes, including tobacco initiation, cessation rates, lung cancer rates, and more.

The study is funded by Public Health Law Research (PHLR), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

 

COMMUNITY HEALTH

HEALTH OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH PREVENTION AND EDUCATION (HOPE)

NACDD was recently funded by the CDC to implement the HOPE (Health Opportunities through Prevention and Education) Program. In this project, NACDD will work with the CDC's Division of Community Health to translate NACDD's (and other national partners!) Healthy Community experience so that other communities, states, and organizations can benefit from learning how funded communities have been successful at implementing policy, system, and environmental changes to create a healthier community and prevent chronic diseases.

 

UPDATED KNOW YOUR FARMER, KNOW YOUR FOOD COMPASS MAPPING TOOL

Local food systems play an important role in public health and community development. That’s why we are delighted that CDC is represented on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass. The Compass maps federal investments in local and regional food systems made by 10 federal departments from 2009 to the present. The Compass map currently includes CPPW grants that have a local food focus. The next refresh, slated for early 2013, will add Community Transformation Grants and REACH grants related to local food. This is an exceptional tool to learn about other federal programs that could support work related to local, healthy food in your community.