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April 19, 2013

 

 

Coordinated Chronic Disease Program Leads and Chronic Disease Directors:

 

Welcome to the Coordinated Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (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:

·         RWJF Reconvenes Commission to Build a Healthier America

·         Maximizing the Value of Community Benefit through Collective Impact and Technology (Webinar)

·         Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Quality Toolkit

 

Heart Disease & Stroke:

·         Million Hearts Spanish-Language Resources and Partner Toolkits

 

Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity:

·         ChangeLab Solutions Resource Guide

·         Healthy Weight Surveillance Announcement

·         Leadership at the Top: Working with State and Local Officials to Prioritize Walking into Transportation Planning, April 26 (Webinar)

 

School Health:

·         The Wellness Impact: Enhancing Academic Success through Healthy School Environments

 

Tobacco:

·         CDC’s Did You Know?

·         RWJF: A New Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use

·         An Introduction to E-Cigarettes for States and Locals, April 29 (Webinar)

·         Smokescreens and the Silver Screen: Smoking in the Media, May 13 (Webinar)

 

Community Health:

·         Built Environment Approaches for Improving Community Health

 

 

CROSS-CUTTING UPDATES

RWJF RECONVENES COMMISSION TO BUILD A HEALTHIER AMERICA

Four years after the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Commission to Build a Healthier America issued a set of influential recommendations for improving America’s health, RWJF is reconvening the Commission to provide new guidance in two key areas: early childhood and healthy communities.

 

On June 19, commissioners will hear testimony from experts during a public meeting in Washington, D.C. The Commission will identify actions that should be taken now to improve health outside of the doctor’s office, where people live, learn, work, and play. Learn more about the 2013 Commission.

 

MAXIMIZING THE VALUE OF COMMUNITY BENEFIT THROUH COLLECTIVE IMPACT AND TECHNOLOGY

The epidemic of chronic disease is making unreimbursed costs a serious burden for many hospitals. At the same time, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and other forces are requiring hospitals to put more emphasis on population health. By shifting from reactive charity care to proactive investments in collaborative health improvement, hospitals can multiply their community benefit in ways that better meet the health needs of the community, enhance the work of community partners and decrease the cost of uncompensated or undercompensated care for the hospitals. Everyone wins. The webinar will be on Thursday, May 9 from 3-4 pm ET. Click here to register.

 

HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (HRSA) QUALITY TOOLKIT

This HRSA Quality Toolkit is designed to assist health care organizations with quality improvement (QI) efforts. The resources are adaptable and may be used to facilitate the implementation of a new QI program or fine tune an existing one. The toolkit:

·         Explains basic QI concepts to an organization that is new to QI.

·         Highlights the importance of staff involvement and provides guidance on actively involving staff in a QI program.

·         Provides practical and actionable strategies to improve care outcomes in various settings and within diverse constraints.

·         Explains the importance of integrating evidence-based medicine within a QI program.

·         Demonstrates the correlation between cultural competency and quality health care delivery. 

·         Describes clinical quality measures and their uses for evaluating and measuring quality of care within an organization.

 

Throughout the toolkit, case studies demonstrate realistic applications of QI approaches by organizations that integrated the toolkit's tools and techniques into their health care delivery settings.

 

HEART DISEASE & STROKE

MILLION HEARTS SPANISH-LANGUAGE RESOURCES AND PARTNER TOOLKITS

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Million Hearts initiative recently 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. Click here to see the press release.

 

Click here to access the Million Hearts Partners’ Toolkit to help partners expand their existing heart disease and stroke prevention programs, and to recruit others to improve clinical preventive practice and community prevention.

 

NUTRITION, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, AND OBESITY

CHANGELAB SOLUTIONS RESOURCE GUIDE TO HEALTHY SMALL FOOD RETAILER CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

Health on the Shelf: A Guide to Healthy Small Food Retailer Certification Programs was recently published by ChangeLabs Solutions and describes how to create a strong healthy small food retailer certification program with step-by-step instructions, ideas, and examples from existing programs. This information can be used to support and give incentives to food retailers selling healthy foods. The guide provides information on increasing the variety of healthy foods sold, reducing unhealthy foods, and using proactive marketing in conjunction with sponsoring organizations. 

 

HEALTHY WEIGHT SURVEILLANCE ANNOUNCEMENT

The CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO), along with national and state partners, have been working jointly to develop national standards which would allow for measured height and weight data, along with some additional healthy weight data, captured in electronic health records to be transmitted to state and local public health agencies. 

 

Initial steps include drafting a Health Level Seven International (HL7) message standard and implementation guide which has recently been posted for public comment.  To view and comment on the BMI HL7 Implementation Guide please go to http://www.hl7.org/participate/onlineballoting.cfm?ref=nav.   The comment period is open for individuals or organizations registered on or before April 22.  All comments must be submitted by the close of the ballot cycle on April 29. 

 

If you or your organization is not a member of the HL7 community, but you would still like to provide comments, please contact Margaret West with the DNPAO at mrh0@cdc.gov  by Friday, April 19 for inclusion.  

 

For more information or if you are interested in being involved in on-going discussions related to the Healthy Weight Surveillance Project, please contact Margaret West at the e-mail previously provided.

 

LEADERSHIP AT THE TOP: WORKING WITH STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS TO PRIORITIZE WALKING INTO TRANSPORTATION PLANNING, APRIL 26, 2:00PM

America Walks is hosting the fourth Webinar in the six-part All Things Walking series. 

This Webinar will showcase the efforts underway in the great state of Tennessee to make walking a major priority in transportation planning.

 

Webinar Description

·         Top officials in the Tennessee transportation community will talk about how walking and walkability are being integrated into transportation planning in Tennessee. 

·         Find out why the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), a multi-modal agency, has won numerous awards for its innovation and dedication to transportation and provides one of the best transportation systems in the country

·         Learn about City of Nashville's transportation planning and the integration of walking programs. 

 

Presenters

·         Adetokunbo 'Toks' Omishakin is the Assistant Commissioner/Environmental Bureau Chief of the Environmental and Planning Bureau of the Tennessee Department. In this position, he guides TDOT's continued success in establishing transportation planning, policy and performance and the communication that is essential with other governmental agencies, organizations, and the general public and legislative bodies. Prior to joining TDOT, he served as the Director of Healthy Living Initiatives in the Office of Mayor Karl Dean in Nashville, Tennessee. Toks sits on the America Walks Board of Directors.  

·         Jessica Wilson is the Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for TDOT. Jessica leads Tennessee's Bicycle and Pedestrian program which centers on providing good walking and bicycling facilities as a key to the continued growth and success of the state's towns and cities. They see the program as helping communities achieve larger goals such as attracting new businesses, increasing neighborhood safety, reducing traffic congestion, and improving air quality, as well as playing an important role in public health.

·         Nashville City Official - To be announced

 

Click here to register.

 

SCHOOL HEALTH

THE WELLNESS IMPACT: ENHANCING ACADEMIC SUCCESS THROUGH HEALTHY SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTS

"This report addresses why schools play a more important role than ever in helping forge the nation's future. It illuminates the vital importance of improved nutrition and increased physical activity in creating an environment that enriches students' readiness to learn."  Visit http://www.genyouthfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/The_Wellness_Impact_Report.pdf to access the report.

 

TOBACCO

DID YOU KNOW?

·         Smoking-related illness in the United States costs $96 billion in medical costs and $97 billion in lost productivity each year. 


·         CDC is building on the success of the Tips From Former Smokers campaign with a new round of advertisements in April 2013. The ads will continue to raise awareness of the negative health effects of smoking, including secondhand smoke. 


·         You can use Tips resources—including stories from smokers, content for specific groups, matte articles, and more—to promote the campaign and encourage smokers to quit.

 

ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION: A NEW INITIATIVE TO REDUCE TOBACCO USE

For over two decades, RWJF's commitment to curbing tobacco use has resulted in proven prevention and cessation programs and strategies. A new initiative between RWJF and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids will build on the tremendous progress that has been made in reducing tobacco use and is aimed at winning the fight against a tobacco. The Foundation has awarded an $8 million grant focused on changing local, state, and federal policies to prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit, and protect all Americans from secondhand smoke. Read more about the initiative and what works in reducing tobacco use.

 

Additionally, as part of the initiative, the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association will each provide a $1 million to support state and local efforts to reduce tobacco use.

 

AN INTRODUCTION TO E-CIGARETTES FOR STATES AND LOCALS, APRIL 29, 3:00PM (ET)
Everyone seems to be talking about e-cigarettes right now. Sales of the products are continuing to increase, with the potential to overtake traditional cigarette sales in the next decade. FDA has warned of the potential health risks of the products and announced its intent to regulate them. E-cigarette retailers and users claim to be pitted against Big Tobacco as policies to regulate the products are introduced in several states. To help you stay informed about this emerging issue, the National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH) and the Tobacco Control Network (TCN) will present this webinar on e-cigarettes as the second of a two-part webinar series on "modified risk" tobacco products.  The first webinar on April 15th will focus on recent state harm reduction proposals, and provide tools and messages to counter the industry.  This second webinar will feature speakers from the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, Legacy, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, California Attorney General’s Office, and Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, WA. For more information and instructions for accessing the webinar, visit www.ttac.org/tcn/materials. Questions? Contact tcn@sph.emory.edu.

 

SMOKESCREENS AND THE SILVER SCREEN: SMOKING IN THE MEDIA, MAY 13, 2:00PM (ET)
This webinar from the Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence at the American Academy of Pediatrics will focus on the influence of smoking imagery on children and evidence for smoking initiation.  Different types of media will be covered, as well as strategies to discuss the impact of smoking imagery with children, adolescents, and families in a pediatric clinical setting. Featured presenters include Jim Sargent, MD, FAAP of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP, of the Children's Medical Group in Atlanta. This webinar is approved for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Can't make the live webinar? No problem- the archived webinar will also be offered for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ through the AAP Richmond Center Web site. Contact richmondcenter@aap.org with any questions. Click here to register.

COMMUNITY HEALTH

BUILT ENVIRONMENTAPPROACHES FOR IMPROVING COMMUNITY HEALTH, MAY 9, 1:30PM (ET)
The built environment — our neighborhoods and communities where we live, learn, work and play — has an impact on physical activity levels, access to healthy food, transportation behaviors and, ultimately, health outcomes. This webinar will feature two counties that have taken different approaches to changing the built environment around them in order to improve the health of their communities. Public health and development officials from Kane County, Ill., will describe their model for collaborative public policy planning and implementation and discuss the implementation of their 2040 Master Plan, which fully integrates public health into land use and transportation decisions. Representatives from Manatee County Health Department in Florida will discuss the development of a Complete Streets policy to reduce pedestrian and bicycling injuries and increase opportunities for biking and walking. 

 

Branalyn K. Williams, MPH

Coordinated State Support Branch

Division of Population Health

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4770 Buford Hwy, NE, Mail Stop K-93
Atlanta, GA 30341
Email: bkwilliams@cdc.gov
Phone: 770.488.5085
Fax: 770.488.8488
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