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February 22, 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:

·        APHA’s Public Health Newswire: Interview with CDC Director, Tom Frieden

·        Looking for CDC Publications? Search the Stacks!

·        Preventing Chronic Disease Turns 10!

·        Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)

·        Preparing for the New Health Insurance Marketplaces: New Consumer Education Resources

·        New Regulations and Recommendations

·        Did You Know?

·        Practice Facilitators and Case Managers Can Help Enhance the Primary Care Team

·        Have You Heard? Facts from the Field

·        Special Announcement: HIPAA Final Rule

 

Cancer:

·        Health Care Innovations Exchange: New Issue Focuses on Innovative Strategies to Increase Cancer Screening

 

Heart Disease & Stroke:

·        Community Commons Elevates Stroke Awareness and Prevention

·        Helping Children Reduce Dietary Sodium Medscape Video Now Available

·        Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring Guide

 

Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity:

·        New Resource: Collaborative For Healthy Weight

 

Oral Health:

·        Oral Health Showcased as a Leading National Health Indicator

 

School Health:

·        Health In Mind: Improving Education through Wellness Report

·        Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project Releases New Resources

·        American School Health Association with United Health Foundation Presents Combating the Childhood Obesity Problem: Applications for Schools and Beyond (Webinar Series)

 

Tobacco:

·        New Publication

·        Sault Tribe Smoke-free Housing Initiative: Creating Healthy Places for Generations to Come, February 26 (webinar)

·        Call for Abstracts Deadline Extended: National Smokeless and Spit Tobacco Summit

·        Getting Started at Point of Sale Training Institute

·        Summit on Tobacco Policy II

·        Tips from Former Smokers Campaign Wins an Award

·        Tips from Former Smokers Campaign Continues in 2013

 

Community Health:

·        New NACCHO Resource: ACHIEVE Compendium

 

CROSS-CUTTING UPDATES

APHA’s PUBLIC HEALTH NEWSWIRE

Read our exclusive interview with Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

LOOKING FOR CDC PUBLICATIONS? SEARCH THE STACKS! 

Did you know that CDC has an online digital repository of CDC supported publications? Our collections include full-text peer reviewed articles, guidelines and recommendations, and many more documents. This resource already contains about 10,000 entries and documents are added on an ongoing basis. It even offers a historical perspective on public health with the MMWR Collection, which holds the first thirty years of MMWR, NIOSH mining documents dating from the early 1940s, and Influenza Surveillance Reports which started with the Asian influenza pandemic of 1957, and continued until 1981. For more information on this repository, go to: http://stacks.cdc.gov.

PREVENTING CHRONIC DISEASE TURNS 10!

(PCD) turned 10 in January, and the journal team continues to celebrate the milestone this month. PCD has transformed its offerings over the past few years, including developing an iPad app, postings on popular social media sites, and increasing the journal’s publication frequency to weekly. With a staff of just 14, PCD publishes 2–3 articles each week along with announcements, e-cards, and a blog with a reader comment section. The journal has more than 48,000 subscribers, nearly 1,000 reviewers, and during summer 2012, the journal was awarded its first Thompson Reuters Impact Factor of 1.819. With this score, PCD was one of the highest debuting public health journals. Visit PCD online, sign up for a free subscription, and keep up-to-date on what’s to come to PCD this year. www.cdc.gov/pcd

 

PREGNANCY RISK ASSESSMENT MONITORING SYSTEM (PRAMS)

The Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) is celebrating 25 years of providing the best source of data on mothers and babies! PRAMS is a surveillance project conducted collaboratively between CDC and state health departments. PRAMS collects state-specific, population-based data about maternal attitudes and experiences before, during, and shortly after pregnancy. Forty states and New York City currently participate in PRAMS, representing approximately 78% of all U.S. live births. Recently, the PRAMS team used PRAMS data to develop a report about many of CDC’s Winnable Battles, exemplifying just a few of the many important public health topics addressed by PRAMS. The reports are now posted on the PRAMS Web site and include chapters devoted to topics such as HIV; nutrition, physical activity, and obesity; breastfeeding; teen pregnancy prevention; and more. To view the report and learn more about PRAMS, please visit www.cdc.gov/prams.

PREPARING FOR THE NEW HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACES: NEW CONSUMER EDUCATION RESOURCES

As reported by APHA’s Public Health Newswire, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently revamped its official health reform websites (healthcare.gov and cuidadodesalud.gov), and released several new resources for educating the public about the health insurance marketplaces. Also known as exchanges, the marketplaces will open for enrollment in October and new plans and benefits will begin as early as January 2014. One great new resource is this brief video explaining the marketplaces. There is also a toolkit of public education brochures in English, Spanish and other languages, and this consumer education PowerPoint. For more information, both consumers and partners can sign up for email updates.

 

NEW REGULATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
An important part of implementing the Affordable Care Act is the federal rulemaking process, in which executive agencies issue guidance and invite public comment on the details of how the law will work. In the months since the November elections, a number of new regulations have been issued by the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury. Topics have included essential health benefits, nondiscriminatory wellness programs, electronic health records and coverage of contraceptive services. For brief explanations of each rule, to see other rules recently released and to learn more about the rulemaking process, visit our ACA Implementation page.

DID YOU KNOW?

"Did You Know?” is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

·      Starting in 2014, Americans will be able to easily compare all their health insurance options in one place using the Health Insurance Marketplace

·      Resources are available to help inform consumers about the Marketplace, including a toolkit, market research and survey data, and a glossary—all written in language that makes sense.

·      You can encourage your constituents to sign up for updates about the Marketplace by adding badges and widgets to your website, social network profile, or blog.

 

To submit ideas for Did You Know?, email the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support. For more information, visit our website.

 

PRACTICE FACILITATORS AND CASE MANAGERS CAN HELP ENHANCE THE PRIMARY CARE TEAM Efforts to redesign primary care require multiple supports. Two potential members of the primary care team-practice facilitator and care manager play distinct roles in redesigning and improving care delivery. These important, complementary roles aim to help primary care practices deliver coordinated, accessible, comprehensive, and patient-centered care, and are further examined and explained in this paper: Enhancing the Primary Care Team to Provide Redesigned Care: The Roles of Practice Facilitators and Care Managers featured in the January/February online issue of Annals of Family Medicine.

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: HIPAA FINAL RULE

On January 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the final omnibus rule enhancing the privacy and security protections provided for health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Read the HHS press release regarding the final rule

 

HAVE YOU HEARD? FACTS FROM THE FIELD

Have You Heard? Facts From The Field is a feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support that provides CDC and the field with facts and news from state, tribal, local, and territorial public health agencies. We invite you to read and share this information broadly.

 

The Illinois Hospital Report Card helps consumers

·         Find out about the quality of care provided in health-care facilities across their state

·         Access information about quality and safety, patient satisfaction, nurse staffing, and utilization and costs of services in hospitals and surgery centers

CANCER

HEALTH CARE INNOVATIONS EXHANGE: NEW ISSUE FOCUSES ON INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES TO INCREASE CANCER SCREENING

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announces the February 13 issue of the Health Care Innovations Exchange (http://www.innovations.ahrq.gov).

  • The featured Innovations describe three programs that used innovative strategies to increase colorectal, cervical, and skin cancer screening rates among specific target populations.
  • The featured QualityTools include a toolkit to help health care professionals improve cancer screening rates in their practice and resources for health care consumers and communities to promote screening.
  • Read more innovation profiles and tools related to cancer screening http://go.usa.gov/4w2h on the Innovations Exchange Web site, which contains more than 750 searchable innovations and 1,500 QualityTools.

HEART DISEASE & STROKE

COMMUNITY COMMONS ELEVATES STROKE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION

Community Commons elevates Stroke Awareness and Prevention by highlighting an important national public service campaign and initiative along with the tools available within Community Commons to help combat known risk factors of stroke.

 

HELPING CHILDREN REDUCE DIETARY SODIUM MEDSCAPE VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE

CDC recently developed a two and a half minute video entitled, "Helping Children Reduce Dietary Sodium", now available on Medscape. The video highlights sodium intake in adults and children and findings from a recent CDC study indicating children are consuming as much sodium as adults. The video may be found here 

SELF-MEASURED BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING GUIDE

The Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring: A Guide for Public Health Practitioners has now been posted. You can find this resource on the Million Hearts Web site and on CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Web site.

 

NUTRITION, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, AND OBESITY

NEW RESOURCE: COLLABORATIVE FOR HEALTHY WEIGHT

Collaborate for Healthy Weight is a project of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) funded by the Affordable Care Act Prevention and Public Health Fund.  The Collaborative for Healthy Weight has numerous resources and tools for communities to adapt and implement.  Click here for more information.

 

ORAL HEALTH

ORAL HEALTH SHOWCASED AS A LEADING NATIONAL HEALTH INDICATOR

For the first time, an oral health objective has been selected as one of the 12 leading health indicators for Healthy People 2020 (out of 42 topic areas: see www.healthypeople.gov/2020/LHI/oralHealth.aspx). August was selected as the month when the oral health indicator will be highlighted each year, which will provide increased visibility for oral health throughout the next decade. The selected objective is to "increase the proportion of children, adolescents, and adults who used the oral health care system during the past 12 months.” The target for this objective is 49% of people aged 2 years or older who had a dental visit during the past 12 months, from a baseline of 44.5%―a percentage that has remained essentially unchanged during the past decade. The press release announcing the leading health indicators is available at www.hhs.gov/ash/news/20111031.html

In August, a Webinar was provided that showcased the oral health Ieading health indicator. The transcript and slides from the Webinar are available on the Healthy People 2020 Web site at www.healthypeople.gov/2020/connect/webinarsArchive.aspx#o

 

SCHOOL HEALTH

HEALTH IN MIND: IMPROVING EDUCATION THROUGH WELLNESS REPORT

Health in Mind: Improving Education Through Wellness, a new report from Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) and Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) details immediate solutions to help close the achievement gap and create a healthy future for all children.

 

American children are struggling academically and the nation faces a growing achievement gap that is increasingly tied to health disparities: today’s children could become the first generation to live shorter and less healthy lives than their parents.

 

Health in Mind presents research, policy analysis and immediate recommendations focused on:

  • Preparing teachers and principals to promote student health and wellness;
  • Engaging parents in school health;
  • Incorporating health and wellness into school metrics, accountability and recognition programs;
  • Building the Department of Education’s capacity to address student health and wellness; and
  • Placing a school nurse in every school.

On March 21, HSC will present a webinar focused on Health in Mind. Webinar speakers include Professor Charles Basch of Columbia Teachers College, whose research on the educational impact of health disparities provided a strong basis for this effort. View the report or register for the webinar

 

KIDS’ SAFE AND HEALTHFUL FOODS PROJECT RELEASES NEW RESOURCES

The Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project released two resources demonstrating how national nutrition standards for snack foods and beverages sold outside of the meal program can increase school food service revenue:

·        An interactive calculator that shows the total food service revenue and overall nutritional value of a USDA school meal compared to those of an a la carte lunch and vending machine sales.

·        conversation about the financial implications of nutrition standards for snack foods and beverages with Neal Wallace, the lead economic analyst for the project’s health impact assessment.

 

AMERICAN SCHOOL HEALTH ASSOCIATION WITH UNITED HEALTH FOUNDATION

COMBATING THE CHILDHOOD OBESITY PROBLEM: APPLICATIONS FOR SCHOOLS AND BEYOND

This two part webinar series will explore research on youth and adolescent obesity.  Presenters will provide real-world applications for addressing this critical and complex issue. Educators, health providers, coaches, youth workers, and parents alike will benefit from this important discussion.  See the attached flyer for more details.

 

TOBACCO

NEW PUBLICATION

Study: The Effect of the California Tobacco Control Program on Smoking Prevalence, Cigarette Consumption, and Healthcare Costs: 1989–2008Key messages: Tobacco control programs are great value; the California Tobacco Control Program (TCP) saved $134 billion in healthcare costs between 1989 and 2008, compared to the $2.4 billion spent on the program. The study found a significant association between cumulative per capita TCP funding on smoking prevalence and per capita cigarette consumption. TCN members can share this information with partners and policymakers to educate about the importance of funding comprehensive tobacco control programs.

 

SAULT TRIBE SMOKE-FREE HOUSING INITIATIVE: CREATING HEALTHY PLACES FOR GENERATIONS TO COME, FEBRUARY 26, 3:00PM (ET)

This webinar, presented by the National Native Network, will feature speaker Donna Norkoli, Project Coordinator for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians’ Community Transformation Grant Project. By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to describe the health and economic benefits of smoke-free housing, identify ways to advocate for and to develop a smoke-free housing policy, and describe development of a media campaign to support smoke-free housing policy adoption, implementation and enforcement. Click here to register.

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS DEADLINE EXTENDED: NATIONAL SMOKELESS AND SPIT TOBACCO SUMMIT

Deadline extended to March 4, 2013

The 7th National Smokeless and Spit Tobacco Summit Steering Committee invites your participation in helping to advance leadership, research, and programs aimed at reducing the threat posed by the use of smokeless and spit tobacco products. Currently, the Summit is the only national conference devoted to sharing the science and solutions on the smokeless tobacco problem. The Summit will be held on August 6-8, 2013 at the University of Montana campus and will provide an open forum to discuss a variety of key aspects which define the health and social implications of using smokeless and spit tobacco products. Abstracts should focus on smokeless and spit tobacco topics, not tobacco in general (for example, no smoking or e-cigarette topics). Click here to view the call for abstracts, or contact Mikel Robinson at (406) 546-8584 or info@smokelesstobaccosummit.com with any questions.

 

GETTING STARTED AT POINT OF SALE TRAINING INSTITUTE

May 30-31, 2013 / Chapel Hill, NC 

This training will be engaging and interactive, including both classroom and in-store sessions on the importance of the tobacco retail environment, how to do store assessments and what to measure, and how to use mapping effectively in tobacco control. After the training, participants will have access to the Counter Tools Store Audit Center software through summer 2013 for use in their home communities, and can take part in weekly follow up technical assistance calls. Check out the resources on Counter Tools  related to the store audit/assessment and mapping software tools it provides. Feel free to share this announcement with interested colleagues in state and local health departments or voluntary organizations. Click here for training details and registration information. Questions? Contact Allison Myers, Deputy Director of Counter Tools at www.countertools.org or 919.593.5822.

 

SUMMIT ON TOBACCO POLICY II

June 12-14, 2013 / Kansas City Airport Marriott Hotel

The National Center for Tobacco Policy and Captain Jose Belardo and his staff at Region VII, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are co-sponsoring a reprise of last year’s successful "Summit on Tobacco Policy.”  Like its predecessor, Summit II will bring together those with experience in tobacco-free college campus policy with those considering, or in the process of implementing, such a policy.  The program is structured to maximize interaction.  Most sessions will be plenary and registrations will be limited to create an atmosphere of informality and sharing. Information about this year’s conference will soon be added to the Summit website: www.tobaccofreepolicysummit.com.

 

TIPS FROM FORMER SMOKERS CAMPAIGN WINS AN AWARD!

Congratulation to OSH! Nine ads from its recent campaign, Tips from Former Smokers, were submitted to the National Health Information Awards—and won! The National Health Information Awards program honors high-quality consumer health information. The awards program is organized by the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC), a national clearinghouse for consumer health professionals who work in consumer health education fields.

·       Gold Award: Tips—Anthem TV, Terrie's Tips—TV.

·       Silver Award: Buerger's Tips—TV, Shawn's Shaving Tip—Print.

·       Bronze Award: Shane's Tips—Radio, Brandon's Leg Tip—Print , Jessica's Asthma Tip—TV, Christine's Eating Tip—Radio, and Suzy's Travel Tip—Radio.

 

TIPS FROM FORMER SMOKERS CAMPAIGN CONTINUES IN 2013!

In March 2012, OSH launched a groundbreaking national tobacco education campaign to increase awareness about the human suffering caused by smoking and to encourage smokers to quit. The campaign, called Tips from Former Smokers, underscored the immediate damage that smoking can cause to the body and featured people who experienced smoking-related diseases at a relatively young age.

OSH is capitalizing on the success of the Tips 1 campaign by preparing to launch a new round of advertisements during the first quarter of 2013. The Tips 2 campaign will continue to educate the public about the harmful effects of smoking and how life changes after being diagnosed with a medical condition caused by smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke.

Filming for Tips 2 (i.e., television ads, print ads, and vignettes) took place the last week of October in New York and New Jersey. The nine new campaign participants represent a variety of health conditions that include COPD, cancer, heart bypass surgery, asthma attacks caused by secondhand smoke exposure, and health problems that have been made worse by the continued smoking of someone who has diabetes.

An additional component of Tips 2 will include a "Talk with Your Doctor” promotion to encourage more engagement with the medical community. OSH staff are collaborating with the American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Physicians, and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to develop material designed to engage health care providers. In addition to Tips ads that feature a call to action to contact the quit line or visit a Web site, this initiative will consist of a specific launch week focused on a call to action to "talk with your doctor” for more information about quitting. The initiative will launch approximately one month after the larger campaign launches and will include Tips ads that are tagged with the "talk with your doctor” message on television, radio, and in print.

 

COMMUNITY HEALTH

NEW NACCHO RESOURCE: ACHIEVE COMPENDIUM

Building Healthier Communities: Local Health Departments Implement the ACHIEVE Initiatives, is a compendium of success stories highlighting how NACCHO's ACHIEVE Communities have been able to positively impact their community through increased collaboration, increased and sustainable funding,  and make their communities happier, healthier, and safer places to live. Click here to access the document.