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March 15, 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: American Public Health Week, April 1-7, 2013

·        PolicyLink Report: Promoting Equity through the Practice of Health Impact Assessment

 

Diabetes:

·        Information You Can Use Newsletter: March Edition (Attached)

 

Heart Disease & Stroke:

·        Million HeartsTM Toolkits

·        Million Hearts Releases New Spanish-Language Resources on Heart Health

·        NHLBI Heart Health Webinars Now Available

·        New Resource: Sodium Intake for Adults and Children

·        Cutting Salt Slowly Could Prolong Half a Million Lives

 

Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity:

·        U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Releases Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth

·        Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcours Report, March 18th (Webinar)

·        USDA’s Economic Research Service: Food Access Research Atlas

·        Team Nutrition Newsletter: March Edition

·        Who’s Leading the Nation’s Leading Health Indicators? March 21 (Webinar)

·        Healthy Food Access Portal Presents Two Webinars

·        Call for Proposals: RWJF New Connections Grants through Healthy Eating Research

 

Tobacco:

·        NALBOH Fact Sheets: Board of Health Role in Addressing Tobacco Control and Prevention

·        New! Monthly Tobacco Cessation Digest Newsletter from ActionToQuit

·        Tales of the City: Banning Tobacco Sales in San Francisco Pharmacies, March 20 (Webinar)

·        New Publications

·        Kick Butts Day is Next Week: March 20, 2013!

·        Promoting Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing in Diverse Communities, March 21 (Webinar)

·        2013 Progress in College Tobacco Control Webinar, April 16 (Webinar)

·        Demystifying Tobacco Cessation and the Affordable Care Act, April 9 (NACCHO Webinar)

·        Tobacco Cessation Coverage & the Medicaid Expansion, March 26 (Webinar)

 

CROSS-CUTTING UPDATES

APHA: AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK, APRIL 1-7, 2013

American Public Health Week is an annual event organized by the American Public Health Association, and this year's theme is Public Health is ROI - Save Lives, Save Money.  Click here for more information about how to get involved by planning an event, conducting social media outreach, or advocacy.

 

POLICYLINK REPORT: PROMOTING EQUITY THROUGH THE PRACTICE OF HEALTH IMPACT ASSESSMENT

If you have been searching for a new tool to advance health equity in your community, take a look at the new report Promoting Equity through the Practice of Health Impact Assessment, co-authored by PolicyLink and three partner organizations.


Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a tool to help communities assess the impact of proposed policies on community health and equity outcomes. The HIA process not only assesses the likely implications of proposed policies, but it helps identify recommendations for reshaping and enhancing proposed policies in order to maximize health and equity. HIAs should also intentionally support the leadership and participation of community members, particularly historically disadvantaged and vulnerable populations, in decision-making processes that impact their lives.

HIAs can be conducted in ways that advance equity, but many practitioners and those interested in HIAs need guidance on how to best ensure equity within the practice. PolicyLink has been working to promote equity through advocacy, research, and partnerships for over 13 years and has synthesized learnings and best practices to contribute to this new report, produced in partnership with the Adler School of Professional Psychology, Human Impact Partners, and the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s Program on Health, Equity, and Sustainability.

Eight principles are identified for promoting equity, along with specific strategies for implementing each principle, as well as examples that exemplify those principles in practice taken from communities ranging from Chicago and Los Angeles to Alaska and Oregon.


The report also shares common challenges and ways to overcome them. Download the report and learn more about our work in this area.

DIABETES

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE NEWSLETTER: MARCH EDITION (ATTACHED)

"Information You Can Use” (IYCU), is a newsletter that provides information on diabetes and related cross-cutting issues, including updates on programs and initiatives at CDC,  journal articles, resource materials, highlights of successful state programs, continuing education, and much more!

 

HEART DISEASE & STROKE

MILLION HEARTSTM TOOLKITS

Million Hearts™ toolkits were designed to help partners incorporate Million Hearts™ into their everyday work and enhance their heart disease and stroke prevention efforts. They are available for download and use as individual components or as an entire toolkit. Partners can use the resources in the Million Hearts™ Partners Toolkit to expand their existing heart disease and stroke prevention programs and to recruit others to improve clinical preventive practice and community prevention. Click here to access the partners toolkit.

 

MILLION HEARTS RELEASES NEW SPANISH-LANGUAGE RESOURCES ON HEART HEALTH

Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Million Hearts™ initiative released several educational resources to help Spanish speakers take control of their heart health. The new products include "How to Control Your Hypertension/Learning to Control Your Sodium Intake," an illustrated fotonovela that offers multigenerational advice on getting high blood pressure under control by reducing sodium. Million Hearts Releases New Spanish-Language Resources on Heart Health

 

CUTTING SALT SLOWLY COULD PROLONG HALF A MILLION LIVES

A new study published in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension found that a gradual decrease in salt consumption over a decade-culminating in a 40% reduction of salt intake-would prolong the lives of between 280,000 and 500,000 people by decreasing the risk for high blood pressure and heart disease. The study is the first of its kind, in which three groups of researchers using different methodologies have come to the same conclusion. Cutting Salt Slowly Could Prolong Half a Million Lives

 

NEW RESOURCE: SODIUM INTAKE FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN

For the first time, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended limits on children's daily consumption of sodium, advising that its recommended maximum level of 2,000 milligrams of sodium per day for adults should be adjusted downward for children. WHO advised its 194 member states that high sodium levels were a factor contributing to elevated blood pressure, which increases the risk for heart disease and stroke. WHO recommended that adults consume less than 2,000 milligrams of sodium per day and at least 3,510 milligrams of potassium per day. Click here to access resource.

 

NHLBI HEART HEALTH WEBINARS NOW AVAILABLE

View and share webinars designed just for CHWs, promotores, health educators, and community program planners. Find information on adult learning principles to motivate behavior change and enhance heart health, data collection to track the progress of your heart health community program, and how to implement NHLBI's heart health programs to help your community members stay healthy, enjoy their lives, and raise their families.

 

The three webinars are:

Approaches to Enhance Learning: Using Adult Learning and Popular Education with the NHLBI Heart Health Curricula

Be the Master of Your Own Data! Collecting and Analyzing Your Heart Health Program Data

Improving Heart Health With Community Health Workers, Promotores, and Community Educators

 

NUTRITION, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, AND OBESITY

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES RELEASES PHYSICAL ACTIVITY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS MIDCOURSE REPORT: STRATEGIES TO INCREASE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AMONG YOUTH

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has just released a 5-year follow-up report to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.

 

 The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth provides recommendations for increasing physical activity levels of American youth across five key settings:

  • Schools
  • Preschool and Childcare
  • Community
  • Home
  • Healthcare

The bottom line is that kids need 60 minutes or more per day where they live, learn and play.

 

To access the report, please visit www.health.gov/paguidelines.

 

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS MIDCOURSE REPORT: STRATEGIES TO INCREASE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AMONG YOUTH WEBINAR, MARCH 18TH, 1:00PM

Dr. Butner, coordinator for the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, will discuss the development process for the PAG Midcourse Report, including the key findings, research needs, and next steps for implementation. Register.

 

Learning objectives:

  • To learn the process for development of the Physical Activity Guidelines Midcourse Report: Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth.

 

  • To identify successful strategies and next steps for implementation within the school, preschool and childcare, community, home and family, and primary care setting to increase physical activity among youth.

 

  • To determine opportunities for research needs within the school, preschool and childcare, community, home and family, and primary care setting to increase physical activity among youth.

 

USDA’S ECONOMIC RESEARCH SERVICE: FOOD ACCESS RESEARCH ATLAS

New online mapping tool measures access to affordable, nutritious food by census tract, using indicators such as distance to grocery stores and vehicle availability, and updates previous estimates of food desert census tracts. Access the Atlas.

 

MARCH TEAM NUTRITION E-NEWSLETTER

The Team Nutrition (TN) e-Newsletter is published periodically to share TN resources developed by USDA and/or by State agencies, and to share ideas for promoting healthy eating and physical activity through Team Nutrition at the State and local levels. Access the newsletter.

 

March features include:

  • New Resources from Team Nutrition
  • Farm to School Grants
  • HealthierUS School Challenge: New Resources
  • Coming Soon From Team Nutrition
  • Visit Team Nutrition at Upcoming Events
  • New Materials Developed by States

·        Resources from the Healthy Meals Resource System

 

WHO’S LEADING THE NATION’S LEADING HEALTH INDICATORS? WEBINAR, MARCH 21, 12:00PM (ET)

What we eat and how active we are remain two of the most important determinants of health. Yet most Americans do not eat a healthy diet and are not physically active at levels needed to maintain proper health.

 

Please join us at our next "Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators?" Webinar on March 21 to discuss these priority public health issues. This 45-minute event will be led by HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr. Howard Koh, and feature the success of one community-wide partnership in reducing childhood obesity. 

 

To register, visit: http://bit.ly/XGe2Dg

For more info, see: http://healthypeople.gov/2020/connect/webinars.aspx

 

HEALTHY FOOD ACCESS PORTAL PRESENTS TWO WEBINARS:


FOOD POLICY COUNCILS: IMPROVING HEALTHY FOOD RETAIL IN A CITY, MARCH 20, 11:00AM (PT)/2:00PM (ET)


Food policy councils are becoming an effective way to foster healthy food environments in communities across the country.  Join us for an in-depth examination of the successful Los Angeles Food Policy Council. Plus, learn about efforts in other cities across the United States. Register here

Presenters Include:

  • Mary Lee, Deputy Director, PolicyLink
  • Clare Fox, Strategic Initiatives Coordinator, Los Angeles Food Policy Council
  • Lindsey Day Farnsworth, Researcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison Community and Regional Food Systems Project, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems

 

FOOD ACCESS & HEALTH IMPACTS: TRENDS AND NEW RESEARCH, APRIL 4, 11:00AM (PT)/2:00PM (ET)
Limited retail access to healthy foods affects the dietary patterns and health outcomes of many Americans.  Join us to learn how new research and evaluation practices are helping to generate innovative solutions that stimulate change in local communitiesRegister here.

 

Presenters Include:

  • Allison Karpyn, PhD, Director of Research and Evaluation, The Food Trust
  • Erin Hagan, PhD, Senior Associate, PolicyLink
  • Giridhar Mallya, MD, Director of Policy and Planning, Philadelphia Department of Public Health
  • Angela Odoms-Young, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois-Chicago

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

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: RWJF NEW CONNECTIONS GRANTS THROUGH HEALTHY EATING RESEARCH

These grants are to support policy-relevant research of early-career investigators from historically disadvantaged and underrepresented communities, including researchers from ethnic or racial minority or lower-income communities, first-generation college graduates, or others who historically have been disadvantaged and underrepresented in research disciplines supported by RWJF. For the purpose of this CFP, only new investigators, defined as individuals who received their doctorate or terminal degree within 10 years prior to the award date for the grant (after November 1, 2003) are eligible to apply.  

 

Up to two RWJF New Connections grants will be awarded through the Healthy Eating Research program in this round of funding. Awards will be for 12- to 18-month grants of up to $100,000 each.  More details and how to apply

 

SCHOOL HEALTH

FIRE UP YOUR FEET: NEW PROGRAM FROM SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP 

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is pleased to announce the national expansion of the Fire Up Your Feet program. Newly enhanced, Fire Up Your Feet is the "go to” resource for families, teachers, and school staff who want to encourage kids to walk, play and get moving. Centered around the school day, Fire Up Your Feet provides a full range of age-appropriate resources and educational materials to encourage physical activity to, from and at schools. Public health partners can visit fireupyourfeet.org to take advantage of activity tips, healthy fundraising resources, and in some states, an Activity Tracking and Challenge Awards program. Check out the resources available for your region at fireupyourfeet.org.

 

TOBACCO

TALES OF THE CITY: BANNING TOBACCO SALES IN SAN FRANCISCO PHARMACIES, MARCH 20, 2:00PM (ET)

The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) and Legacy are presenting a webinar with Mitchell Katz, MD, Director, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, and former Director of San Francisco’s Public Health Department. SCLC Director, Steven Schroeder, MD, will be the moderator for this webinar. The presentation will address the toll of tobacco and pharmacists’ role in public health and tobacco cessation interventions; describe the first ban of tobacco sales in San Francisco community pharmacies, including the political, economic, and legal objections; and illustrate future implications for community pharmacies and tobacco control, and advice for other municipalities considering a similar move. Visit the SCLC website for more details and registration instructions.

 

NEW! MONTHLY TOBACCO CESSATION DIGEST NEWSLETTER FROM ACTIONTOQUIT

The ActionToQuit network has launched a new monthly e-newsletter called Tobacco Cessation Digest, which will contain a compilation of the previous month’s news on cessation topics. Those who wish to receive it must subscribe; ActionToQuit members will not receive it automatically. Click here to view the most recent issue, or click here to subscribe.


NALBOH FACTSHEETS: BOARD OF HEALTH ROLE IN ADDRESSING TOBACCO CONTROL AND PREVENTION

The National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH) has created factsheets with information about how local boards of health can use their legal authority to address tobacco control and prevention policies! Click here to download any or all of the following resources:

  • The Board of Health Role in Developing and Implementing a Smoke-Free Air Policy
  • The Board of Health Role in Enforcing a Smoke-Free Air Policy
  • The Board of Health Role in Advocating for a Smoke-Free Air Policy
  • The Board of Health Role in Sustaining Effective Tobacco Control Policies
  • The Board of Health Role in Addressing New Tobacco Products

 

NEW PUBLICATIONS

·       Report: Not Your Grandfather’s Cigar: A New Generation of Cheap & Sweet Cigars Threatens a New Generation of Kids - Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids –

o   Topics: the changing landscape of cigars - the wide array of cigar products on the market, trends in use and sales, marketing of cigars, health harms, how cigars (and cigarettes) have been manipulated to avoid regulation and taxation, and the need for regulation (and adequate taxation) of cigars.

o   Key message: Cigar sales have doubled since 2000 and teens smoke cigars at twice the rate of adults. The website for the report includes the full report, executive summary, and a slideshow of cigar products. Click here for a press release from CTFK.

 

·       New smoking and disability resources – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – CDC has released new resources to highlight disparities identified in a recent Morbidity and Mortality Report, which estimated that 19.0% of U.S. adults were current cigarette smokers in 2011 and that cigarette use was significantly higher among those who reported having any disability (25.4%) compared to those who reported having no disability (17.3%).

o   Webpage with data on smoking prevalence among people with disabilities

o   Fact sheets with state-level data

o   Interactive data and mapping tools

CDC supports 18 State Disability and Health Programs which work to improve the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities.  Click here for more information on the health of people with disabilities, or contact Amy Pulver.

 

·       Research: Association of Smoking Cessation and Weight Change With Cardiovascular Disease Among Adults With and Without Diabetes JAMAKey messages: Quitting smoking reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Weight gain after cessation did not have a significant impact on CVD risk.

 

KICK BUTTS DAY IS NEXT WEEK: MARCH 20, 2013!

Organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and sponsored by the United Health Foundation, Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. This year, more than 1,000 events will be held in schools and communities across the United States and even around the world. Visit the KBD website to learn about events taking place in your state or community.

 

PROMOTING SMOKE-FREE MULTIUNIT HOUSING IN DIVERSE COMMUNITIES WEBINAR, MARCH 21, 5:00PM (ET)

This webinar will feature APPEAL PROMISE Network members who have had successes in promoting smoke-free multiunit housing in diverse communities. The presenters will provide information about the dangers of secondhand smoke exposure; highlight promising smoke-free multiunit housing strategies from organizations that serve Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders; and share lessons learned from the smoke-free multiunit housing strategies presented. Guest Speakers: Christine Araquel, Program Manager at People's Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People's CORE) and Ekta Prakash, Executive Director at CAPI. Space is limited. Click here to register for the webinar.  Registered participants will receive a confirmation email containing login information for the webinar.

 

TOBACCO CESSATION COVERAGE & THE MEDICAID EXPANSION WEBINAR, MARCH 26, 2:00PM (ET)

The American Lung Association is pleased to invite you to a webinar addressing another hot topic in Affordable Care Act implementation: the Medicaid expansion. Many states will be making major changes to their Medicaid programs in 2014. Join us to learn how those changes will affect access to tobacco cessation treatments, and what opportunities there are for the tobacco control community to improve access and coverage.  This discussion will be relevant to all states, regardless of status of Medicaid expansion. Click here to register. If you are not able to attend, but would like to watch a recording, please email Jennifer Singleterry and she will email you the URL after the event. For more resources on Affordable Care Act implementation and tobacco control, please visit ALA’s toolkit.

 

NACCHO WEBINAR: DEMYSTIFYING TOBACCO CESSATION AND THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, APRIL 9, 1:00PM (ET)

What does health care reform mean for local health departments and their tobacco programs? Join experts from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the American Lung Association as they discuss the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), its impact on local health departments, and provisions related to tobacco prevention and cessation. Speakers will highlight final rules recently released in February on tobacco cessation coverage and the tobacco surcharge, which allows for different insurance premium rates for tobacco users and non-users. Click here to register.

 

SAVE THE DATE: 2013 PROGRESS IN COLLEGE TOBACCO CONTROL WEBINAR, APRIL 16, 2:00PM

All are welcome to participate in this webinar presented by Partnership for Prevention/ActionToQuit. Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will bring opening remarks, followed by several expert presenters addressing campus tobacco policy issues. A registration flyer will be sent to the A2Q Network in the coming weeks.