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March 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:

·        2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Conference: Registration Open

·        NACDD STAR: A Technical Assistance Resource for Chronic Disease Programs

·        New Resource: The Primary Care Physician Mapper

·        Podcast Available from HHS Healthbeat: Aging Faster with Diabetes

·        Finding Answers’ "Fair Database” on  Racial and Ethnic Disparities

·        Did You Know?

·        Introduction to Public Health Surveillance Course

·        Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research

·        Linked by Life: The Case for Collaboration of MCH and Chronic Disease to Improve Infant & Women’s Health, April 2 (Webcast)

 

Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity:

·        Poll Shows Hours between School and Bedtime Poste Challenges for Children and Obesity

·        New Research Review Examines Recent Trends in Food and Beverage Marketing to Children and Adolescents

·        Current State of School Meals & Snacks: School Nutrition Dietary Assessment Study IV, March 13 (Webinar)

·        Apply for Leadership Academies on Reducing Childhood Hunger through Afterschool and Summer Meals

·        National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Data Brief: Caloric Intake from Fast Food Among Adults: United States, 2007-2010

·        Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and USD Release Spanish Materials

 

Tobacco:

·        Register Now for Break Free Alliance’s Webinar on Dual use

·        NACCHO’s Winnable Battles Collaboration Project

·        Statement by Dr. Frieden on the Loss of Dr. C. Everett Koop, A Tobacco Control Hero

 

Community Health:

·        Let’s Play Joint Use Grant Opportunity through Kaboom

·        Creating Healthy Communities: Success Stories from ACHIEVE 2008-2012

·        Six Prizes Awarded for Groundbreaking Efforts to Improve Community Health

 

CROSS-CUTTING UPDATES

2013 BEHAVIORAL RISK FACTOR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM CONFERENCE: REGISTRATION OPEN

"BRFSS: MOVING FORWARD”: MARCH 23-27, 2013

Crowne Plaza Perimeter at Ravinia Hotel, 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30346

Please join us as we celebrate 30 years of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and its impact on public health! The BRFSS is the world’s largest continuously conducted telephone survey. With assistance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the survey is conducted by all states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, Palau, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Federated States of Micronesia. The BRFSS is the primary source of data about the health-related behaviors among adults for many states and provides a mechanism for monitoring local, state, and national health objectives.

We anticipate an exciting and informative conference with participation from public health professionals; members of academia; and partners from federal, state, and international programs. This year's conference will feature sessions on the importance and challenges of health surveillance at the state and federal level, the impact of BRFSS on health policy, and recent BRFSS research activities examining the impact of changes in the survey methodology.

Pre-conference training will be provided, free of charge, on a variety of topics that are surveillance-related, methodological, and analytic. We will also include a session on manuscript development. Space is limited, so register early!

To register for the pre-conference training and conference, please visit: http://www.brfss2013.com/

Please Note: Registration is required, but there is no fee to attend the pre-conference training and conference.  Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Questions concerning the 2013 BRFSS Conference registration process should be directed to Julie Brown Pugh at zdf0@cdc.gov.

NACDD STAR: A TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE RESOURCE FOR CHRONIC DISEASE PROGRAMS 

The State Technical Assistance and Review Program (STAR) offers technical assistance to state, commonwealth, territorial and local health departments as they develop, implement, and evaluate effective chronic disease programs. STAR was developed by NACDD and is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  (Read More)

 

NEW RESOURCE: THE PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN MAPPER

The Primary Care Physician Mapper, a new resource from HealthLandscape and the Robert Graham Center, is a free tool that allows users to explore the distribution of primary care physicians by state, county, or census tract. Click here to access this resource.

PODCAST AVAILABLE FROM HHS HEALTHBEAT: AGING FASTER WITH DIABETES

Even if we’re healthy, we still lose about 10 percent of our aerobic ability each decade after about age 40 or 50, but diabetes takes an extra toll on our cardiovascular system and makes it look older than it should. Click here to listen to the full podcast.

FINDING ANSWERS’ "FAIR DATABASE” ON RACIAL AND ETHNIC DISPARITIES

Need the research on what’s worked to reduce disparities? Need it sorted by health topic or strategy? Finding Answers Intervention Research (FAIR) database is a comprehensive collection of summaries and systematic reviews of racial and ethnic health disparities intervention literature. Search by health topic (e.g., diabetes) or by strategy (e.g., pay for performance). Click here to access the FAIR database.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

For more than 35 years, Health, United States has presented a picture of the nation’s health, including trends in infant mortality, birth and death rates, health status, risk factors, health-care use, and more.

·     Health, United States, 2011: In Brief is a companion to the larger report and contains 20 charts and a table of key national health indicators, which can be compared to state and local estimates.  

·    A new dynamic version of Health, United States, 2011: In Brief lets you create your own

      charts and tables and include data from the full Health, United States report.

 

INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH SURVEILLANCE COURSE

CDC and the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University will cosponsor the course, Introduction to Public Health Surveillance, May 20–24, 2013, at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. The course is designed for state and local public health professionals.

The course will provide theoretical and practical knowledge to design, implement, and evaluate effective public health surveillance programs. Topics scheduled for presentation include an overview and history of surveillance systems; planning considerations; sources and collection of data; analysis, interpretation, and communication of data; surveillance systems technology; ethics and legalities; state and local concerns; and future considerations. Tuition is charged.

Additional information and applications are available online (http://www.sph.emory.edu/epicoursesunknown.png); by e-mail (pvaleri@emory.edu); by mail (Emory University, Hubert Department of Global Health, 1518 Clifton Rd. NE, CNR Bldg., Rm. 7038, Atlanta, GA 30322); by telephone (404-727-3485); or by fax (404-727-4590).

FRONTIERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH

An innovative new online journal is providing a platform for quickly putting research on the effective delivery of public health services into the hands of practitioners, policy officials and scholars – aiming to accelerate improvements in public health. http://www.publichealthsystems.org/new-online-journal-accelerates-public.aspx

 

MCHB WEBCAST/LINKED BY LIFE: THE CASE FOR COLLABORATION OF MCH AND CHRONIC DISEASE TO IMPROVE INFANT & WOMEN’S HEALTH, APRIL 2, 3:00PM (ET)

 

Agenda:

·        Welcome and Introductions

·        Presentation

·        Q&A

 

We encourage attendees to submit questions in advance of the webcast. Submit your question to the panel

Attend the webcast

 

Faculty:

·        Mario Drummonds, MS, LCSW, MBA (Moderator), CEO, Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership, Co-Chair, Public Health Workgroup

·        Andrew Wapner, DO, MPH (Presenter), Chief Medical Director, Ohio Dept. of Health

·        Cynthia Shellhass, MD, MPH (Presenter), Child and Family Health Services Medical Director Ohio Department of Health

·        Elizabeth Conrey, PhD, RD (Presenter), State MCH Epidemiologist Ohio Dept. of Health

 

NUTRITION, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, AND OBESITY

POLL SHOWS HOURS BETWEEN SCHOOL AND BEDTIME POSE CHALLENGES FOR CHILDREN AND OBESITY

For parents across the nation, the period from 3 p.m. to bedtime presents major challenges to helping their kids stay healthy because it’s often fraught with commuting, extracurricular activities, and getting ready for a new day.

 

A new poll by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), NPR, and the Harvard School of Public Health takes a look at children's eating and physical activity habits during "crunch time”—the hours between the end of the school day and bedtime. Findings reveal new insights about the childhood obesity epidemic and the challenges families face on a daily basis. View the poll results.

 

RWJF is featuring research that explains why it’s hard for many families to make healthy choices and highlighting communities’ efforts to make it easier for kids to eat healthier and be active. What can parents do to help kids stay healthy? Read more.

 

NEW RESEARCH REVIEW EXAMINES RECENT TRENDS IN FOOD AND BEVERAGE MARKETING TO CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

The marketing of high-calorie and nutrient-poor foods and beverages is linked to overweight and obesity in the United States. American youths are still exposed to a disproportionate amount of marketing for unhealthy products across a variety of media and an examination of research and policy trends related to food and beverage marketing shows that industry self-regulation has not substantially improved children's and adolescents' exposure to marketing for unhealthy foods and beverages between 2006 and 2012. This research review examines recent trends in food marketing to children and adolescents, as well as policy initiatives undertaken to address the contribution of marketing practices to the childhood obesity epidemic. Policy implications and future research needs are highlighted.

·        Read the research review.

·        Read the related issue brief.

  

CURRENT STATE OF SCHOOL MEALS & SNACKS: SCHOOL NUTRITION DIETARY ASSESSMENT STUDY IV, MARCH 13, 2:00PM (ET)

Since the early 1990s, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has sponsored the School Nutrition Dietary Assessment (SNDA) studies to assess the nutritional quality of school meals, the school environments in which the programs operate, and the availability of foods sold outside of meals (vending, a la carte, etc.).

Join the National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity for a webinar on Wednesday March 13 at 2 p.m. EST with experts from USDA and Mathematica Policy Research to learn about findings from the latest SNDA study (SNDA-IV) and how the nutritional quality of school meals has changed over the past 15 years. Be sure to bring your questions!

Register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/485970311

 

Speakers:

·        Tracy Fox, MPH, RD; President, Food, Nutrition & Policy Consultants, LLC

·        Jay Hirschman, MPH, CNS; Director, Special Nutrition Staff, Office of Research and Analysis, USDA Food and Nutrition Service

·        Mary Kay Fox, MEd; Senior Fellow and Area Leader for Nutrition Policy Research, Mathematica Policy Research

·        Mary Kay Crepinsek, MS, RD; Senior Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research

 

APPLY FOR LEADERSHIP ACADEMIES ON REDUCING CHILDHOOD HUNGER THROUGH AFTERSCHOOL AND SUMMER MEALS

Participating Cities Eligible to Receive Additional Grants of $30,000 to $60,000 to Expand Participation in Federal Meal Programs

 

With support from The Walmart Foundation and in partnership with the Food Research and Action Center, NLC has launched the second phase of a national initiative to help cities reduce childhood hunger by expanding participation in federally-subsidized afterschool and summer meal programs.

 

As part of the Cities Combating Hunger through Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs initiative, two regional leadership academies will be held May 22-23 (Denver) and June 4-5 (location TBD).  Each event will be open to 10 city teams.  These trainings will provide teams of city officials, city staff, and other key stakeholders with strategies for maximizing federal reimbursement of afterschool and summer programs that serve healthy meals to children and youth.

 

Up to 15 cities that participate in the leadership academy will have the opportunity to receive between $30,000 and $60,000 in regranted funding and additional technical assistance to develop and improve afterschool and summer meal programs over a one-year period. 

Download the leadership academy application by clicking here.  Applications are due no later than March 25, 2013.  Please notify Imani Hope (ihope@nlc.org) if your city plans to apply.  An informational webinar for applicants will be held Fri., March 8, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  Click here to register for the webinar.

NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS (NCHS) DATA BRIEF: CALORIC INTAKE FROM FAST FOOD AMONG ADULTS: UNITED STATES, 2007-2010

This Data Brief from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) indicates that for 2007–2010, on average, adults consumed just over one-tenth of their percentage of calories from fast food, which represents a decrease from 2003–2006 when approximately 13% of calories were consumed from fast food. Click here to access the Data Brief.

 

OFFICE OF DISEASE PREVENTION AND HEALTH PROMOTION AND USDA RELEASE SPANISH MATERIALS

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, along with the USDA, are responsible for publishing the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.  The attached materials have been translated into Spanish. Read the Dietary Guidelines or Physical Activity Guidelines

1.      Enjoy Healthy Food That Tastes Great Spanish: Coma alimentos saludables y sabrosos

 

2.      Quick Healthy Meals and Snacks Spanish: Comidas y bocadillos rápidos y saludables

 

3.      Healthy Eating On a Budget Spanish: Consuma una alimentación saludable sin salirse de su presupuesto

 

4.      Tips for Losing Weight and Keeping It Off Spanish: Los 4 mejores consejos para bajar de peso y no volver a subir

 

5.    Making Healthy Eating a part of your Total Lifestyle Spanish: Convierta la alimentación saludable en parte integrante de su estilo de vida

 

6.   Be Active Your Way: A Factsheet for Adults Spanish: Manténgase activo a su manera: información para adultos

 

TOBACCO

REGISTER NOW FOR BREAK FREE ALLIANCE’S WEBINAR ON DUAL USE

Registration is now open for Addressing Dual Tobacco Use - Recommendations from the West Virginia Expert Panel, a webinar hosted by Break Free Alliance and 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 take place on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 2:00pm ET, and 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 important issue that states need to address. REGISTER HERE - space is limited!

 

NACCHO’S WINNABLE BATTLES COLLABORATION PROJECT

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) invites local health departments (LHDs) to submit applications to participate in The Winnable Battles Collaboration Project.  Applications are due Monday, March 11, 2013 at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time 

This project will foster collaboration between LHD maternal, child, and adolescent health and LHD chronic disease prevention staff, and enhance their capacity to carry out projects that support the CDC Winnable Battles related to tobacco and obesity prevention. This Request for Applications process will identify two (2) LHDs currently engaged in evidence-informed or evidence-based efforts to address the Winnable Battles. NACCHO will provide training and technical assistance to the selected LHDs to improve their capacity to conduct cross-cutting efforts, and process and outcome evaluation. The project period is March 15, 2013 - September 20, 2013.  Contact lsnebold@naccho.org with questions. 

Selected LHDs will receive $5,000 each to: 

  • Develop an action plan to successfully complete a joint maternal, child, and adolescent health/chronic disease prevention event or activity;
  • Increase collaboration among maternal, child, and adolescent health and chronic disease prevention staff;
  • Increase their capacity to conduct process and outcome evaluations of their work, thereby improving their ability to build the evidence base for efforts to address the Winnable Battles; and
  • Raise the national profile of LHD efforts to address the Winnable Battles.

Click here to download the Request for Applications  

 

STATEMENT BY DR. FRIEDEN ON THE LOSS OF DR. C. EVERETT KOOP, A TOBACCO CONROL HERO

We are sorry for the loss of a giant in the field of public health.  Dr. Koop recognized tobacco’s menace to public health, and he worked tirelessly to combat it.  During his eight-year tenure as Surgeon General, he issued eight reports on the devastating health consequences of tobacco use.  Among those were his famous 1986 report linking secondhand smoke and lung cancer and his 1988 report that found nicotine was as addictive as heroin or cocaine.

Dr. Koop was a man of great integrity. He always looked to the strongest scientific evidence to call for changes that improve our nation’s health.  He called for a smoke-free society by the year 2000, and campaigned for smoking restrictions in the workplace and public settings.  Thanks in large part to his work, 26 states, the District of Columbia and thousands of cities and counties now protect their non-smoking residents with comprehensive smoke-free laws, and more adopt similar laws each year.

This coming January will mark the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General’s report on tobacco use, which linked cigarette smoking with lung cancer in men.  Dr. Koop is a mighty link in the chain of doctors, scientists and public health professionals that stretches from that landmark report to this day.  We send our condolences to his family with our love, our respect and our gratitude for a life well lived in service to others.

 

COMMUNITY HEALTH

LET’S PLAY JOINT USE GRANT OPPORTUNITY THROUGH KABOOM

Many communities lack safe, available playgrounds for children, and although they have a variety of recreational facilities, many school districts must close their playgrounds to the public because of concerns about vandalism, maintenance, and liability. Through a joint use agreement, your city or county can partner with the school district to address these concerns and open previously unavailable playgrounds to children.

 

Joint Use Grants of $15,000 and $30,000 are available to communities within the United States for the creation of formal joint use agreements that open playground facilities to the public after school hours.

 

For questions regarding our grant application process, eligibility, or for additional assistance, please contact Daniel McNulty at 202.464.6179 or dmcnulty@kaboom.org.

 

CREATING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES: SUCCESS STORIES FROM ACHIEVE 2008-2012

More than $10 million has been leveraged by NACDD ACHIEVE communities over initial funding, and over 3.3 million people now have more opportunities for a healthy lifestyle. Read about the success of 46 NACDD ACHIEVE communities and how they are making a difference!  (Read More)

 

SIX PRIZES AWARDED FOR GROUNDBREAKING EFFORTS TO IMPROVE COMMUNITY HEALTH
Six communities were awarded the RWJF Roadmaps to Health Prize in honor of their outstanding work to help people live healthier lives. Could your community apply any of these innovative policy and environmental improvements to enable people to make healthier choices? Learn from Winning Strategies That Aim to Create a Culture of Health

 

Each of the communities were awarded $25,000 to continue their journeys toward better health. The RWJF Roadmaps to Health Prize was launched this year to further the work of the County Healthy Rankings & Roadmaps program, which aims to educate the public and policy-makers on the multiple factors that influence community health—such as education, economic conditions, and the physical environment—and to provide solutions that will improve community health.