March 8, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Features highlighted in this update include:
· Eleven Public Health Departments Achieve National Accreditation
· QuickStats: Number of Deaths from 10 Leading Causes – National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2010
· Methodology of Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System – 2013
· Research on Public Health Services and Systems Shows Promise: Growing Field
· Posting to Twitter Can Help Users Shed Pounds, Study Finds
· Training Centers Keep Public Health Workers Knowledgeable: Opportunities Available Nationwide
· Healthy You: Partner Violence
Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity:
· U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Release Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth
· ASTHO’s Transportation Policy Guides: Health In All Policies Resource
· Food and Nutrition Service Updates Eat Smart, Live Strong Kit
· USDA: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Childhood Obesity Prevention
· Women Smokers Now at Almost as Much Risk of Dying as Men, Study Finds
· New Publications
· Coming Attractions from CDC: Tips from Former Smokers Campaign
· Call for Nominations: Unsung Heroes in Tobacco Control Award
· Palliative Care versus Harmful Exposure: Secondhand Medical Marijuana Smoke in Multi-Unit Housing, April 2 (Webinar)
ELEVEN PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENTS ACHIEVE NATIONAL ACCREDITATION
Eleven public health departments are the first to receive national accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The national accreditation—the first of its kind—drives standards of quality and performance that focus on the best and most efficient ways to help people stay healthy.
· Public Health Accreditation Board Recognizes High-Performing Health Departments
· See which public health departments received accreditation.
PHAB is a national program, jointly supported by RWJF and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), that aims to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of the nation’s state, tribal, local, and territorial public health departments.
QUICKSTATS: NUMBER OF DEATHS FROM 10 LEADING CAUSES – NATIONAL VITAL STATISTICS SYSTEM, UNITED STATES, 2010
In 2010, a total of 2,468,435 deaths occurred in the United States. The first two leading causes of death, heart disease (597,689 deaths) and cancer (574,743), accounted for nearly 50% of all deaths. In contrast, the other leading causes accounted for much smaller percentages, ranging from 5.6% (138,080 deaths) for the third leading cause of death, chronic lower respiratory disease, to 1.6% (38,364) for suicide, the 10th leading cause of death. All other causes combined accounted for 25% of the deaths. Read article.
METHODOLOGY OF THE YOUTH RISK BEHAVIOR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM – 2013
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), established in 1991, monitors six categories of priority health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among youths and young adults. YRBSS data are obtained from a national school-based survey conducted by CDC as well as school-based state, territorial, tribal, and large urban school district surveys conducted by education and health agencies. These surveys have been conducted biennially since 1991 and include representative samples of students in grades 9–12. This report updates a description of the YRBSS methodology that was published in 2004 and provides additional information about this surveillance system. Full text.
RESEARCH ON PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES AND SYSTEMS SHOWS PROMISE: GROWING FIELD
Public health services and systems research helps health departments organize, finance and deliver public health interventions. Read full story.
POSTING TO TWITTER CAN HELP USERS SHED POUNDS, STUDY FINDS
Using Twitter has been known to help people gain followers, friends and even employment. But a new study says tweeting can help users lose something equally important — extra pounds.
Read full story.
TRAINING CENTERS KEEP PUBLIC HEALTH WORKERS KNOWLEDGEABLE: OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE
Funded in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration, public health training centers provide free in-person and Internet-based classes to public health workers who want to learn best practices in their field. Read full story.
HEALTHY YOU: PARTNER VIOLENCE
Know the signs of a harmful relationship. Read Healthy You online, or download as a PDF now in English or Spanish. Listen to this Healthy You as a podcast
NUTRITION, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, AND OBESITY
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO RELEASE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS MIDCOURSE REPORT: STRATEGIES TO INCREASE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AMONG YOUTH
On Friday March 8, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will release a 5-year follow-up report to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. As a member of the Physical Activity Guidelines Support Network, we hope that you will read the report and communicate with your constituents, members, and followers about the report and its key findings. The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance is working with HHS to broaden awareness for the report.
ASTHO’S TRANSPORTATION POLICY GUIDES: HEALTH IN ALL POLICIES RESOURCE
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) has developed an innovative series of transportation, land use, and community design policy guides. These cross-sector, evidence-based resources aim to educate and empower public health leaders to promote a Health in All Policies (HiAP) approach to policymaking and program development. The guides were developed using multiple resources from credible sources that catalogue policies linking transportation and health. Other sources of information include CDC, national transportation experts, and ASTHO’s HiAP Steering Committee and Advisory Groups. For each concept, there is a summary of specific policies and resources that have been shown to promote heath when they were implemented in regions around the country.
Click here to view the Transportation Policy Guides. To learn more about ASTHO’s HiAP efforts and resources, such as the National Prevention Strategy HiAP Toolkit, click here.
USDA: AGRICULTRUE AND FOOD RESEARCH INITIATIVE – CHILDHOOD OBESITY PREVENTION
FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE UPDATES EAT SMART, LIVE STRONG KIT
The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) nutrition education resource, Eat Smart, Live Strong, has been updated! This resource, originally released in 2008, is now consistent with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.
The Eat Smart, Live Strong Activity Kit is targeted to 60-74 year olds participating in or eligible for FNS nutrition assistance programs. The resource uses a variety of approaches to promote 2 key behaviors:
· increase fruit and vegetable consumption to 3 ½ cups per day (1 ½ cups of fruit and 2 cups of vegetables), and
· participate in at least 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week.
Components of the Activity Kit include a Leader’s Guide to assist in delivering and promoting the intervention and four session guides to reinforce key behaviors. Each session encourages achievement by allowing participants to practice both nutrition and exercise activities. The sessions also encourage providers and participants to draw from resources in their communities to support participant goals for behavior change.
Educators can access the updated Eat Smart, Live Strong Activity Kit by downloading materials from the SNAP-Ed Connection Web site at the following URL: http://snap.nal.usda.gov/resource-library/nutrition-education-materials-fns/eat-smart-live-stong . Please note that this Kit is no longer available in print.
WOMEN SMOKERS NOW AT ALMOST AS MUCH RISK OF DYING AS MEN, STUDY FINDS
The risk of lung cancer death has risen dramatically among women smokers in recent decades, with women’s risk now nearly on par with men, a recent study finds. Read full story.
· Study: Awareness and ever use of electronic cigarettes among U.S. adults, 2010–2011 - Nicotine & Tobacco Research – This study assessed the awareness and use of e-cigarettes among adults in the U.S. from 2010-2011. Key message: 21% of adult smokers and 6% of all respondents in 2011 had used e-cigarettes, which is about double the estimates from 2010. Related press releases are available from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
· Fact sheets: Regulatory options for non-cigarette tobacco products - Tobacco Control Legal Consortium - In response to the growing popularity of non-cigarette tobacco products in the U.S., this series of fact sheets provides information about policy options for regulating several of these new products. The fact sheets address dissolvable tobacco products, electronic cigarettes, hookahs and water pipes, snus, and little cigars by providing a brief overview of each product, their health risks, gaps in their regulation, and policy approaches that state and local governments might consider to control their use, pricing, or sale.
COMING ATTRACTIONS FROM CDC: TIPS FROM FORMER SMOKERS CAMPAIGN
CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) has announced some preliminary details about the upcoming Tips From Former Smokers campaign activities, including the planned national media buy. OSH has been busy during the past several months developing the second round of Tips ads for the campaign (Tips 2). These ads expand on the initial Tips 1 campaign ads by including additional population groups and health conditions that were not featured in the first round. The following information regarding the upcoming media buy is preliminary and is subject to change.
· Select Tips 1 ads will begin airing both on national and local cable TV TODAY, March 4th. OSH is not planning any additional media outreach activities at this time. The Tips 1 ads that will be aired during this time include Terrie’s Tip, Roosevelt’s Tip and Buergers’s Disease Tip. Jessica’s Asthma Tip ad will run in Spanish on Spanish-language stations. To view these ads, please visit the Tips campaign Web site www.cdc.gov/tips.
· Tips 2 ads will begin airing on April 1. The total duration of the paid campaign is anticipated to be 16 weeks. The Tips Web site will be updated on April 1st and will serve as a comprehensive resource for campaign content.
- CDC is conducting a special promotion for health care providers mid-way through the paid portion of the campaign. This initiative, called "Talk With Your Doctor,” will encourage healthcare providers to use the campaign as an opportunity to talk with their smoking patients about quitting. Stay tuned for more information about this exciting opportunity!
- OSH is planning several media activities to support the launch of the Tips 2 ads. Several resources will be available prior to April 1 to assist you in promoting the Tips 2 ads.
- OSH encourages partners to help leverage the Tips 2 campaign starting April 1st in several ways, including reaching out to your own constituents (e.g., membership base, listserv members, state or local affiliates, health care providers, and community leaders) and to the public to promote the importance of tobacco control and encourage smokers to quit. OSH will send more information and links to the Tips 2 campaign materials when the new ads are on air April 1st.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: UNSUNG HEROES IN TOBACCO CONTROL AWARD
Nomination deadline: March 8, 2013
The American Lung Association and Koop Foundation, Inc. are requesting nominations for the Unsung Heroes’ Award. This annual award celebrates the unsung heroes that make a tobacco-free future possible. In the fight against the tobacco industry, it is important to recognize people who fight daily to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit. Every time a smoker quits or a child decides not to pick up a cigarette, it is a victory in this fight. Please recognize friends and colleagues who make a difference in the tobacco control community by nominating them for this award. Click here to read more about this award and instructions on how to submit nominations. Please contact Jennifer Singleterry at Jennifer.email@example.com with any questions.
WEBINAR: PALLIATIVE CARE VERSUS HARMFUL EXPOSURE: SECONDHAND MEDICAL MARIJUANA SMOKE IN MULTI-UNIT HOUSING, APRIL 2, 1:00PM (ET)
Along with the rising number of states that have adopted statutes permitting the use of medical marijuana under certain circumstances has been an increase in questions about how these laws affect smoke-free policies for multi-unit residential properties. This webinar will review the interplay between medical marijuana laws and policies addressing secondhand smoke in private, market-rate, federally subsidized public housing, and Section 8 properties. Presenters include Cliff Douglas, J.D., Director, University of Michigan Tobacco Research Network; Cheryl Sbarra, Senior Staff Attorney, Massachusetts Association of Health Boards; and Warren Ortland, Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center. For registration information, click here.