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May 10, 2013

 

 

Coordinated Chronic Disease Program Leads, Chronic Disease Directors, and Block Grant Coordinators:

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:

  • Winnable Battles Trend Graphs (attached)
  • MMWR: Arthritis Awareness Month – May 2013
  • Working with Managed Care Organizations to Promote Prevention, May 21 (Webinar)
  • County Health Roadmaps 101, May 9 (Webinar)

 

Diabetes:

  • Information You Can Use Newsletter: May Edition (attached)

Heart Disease

  • Did You Know?
  • Recommendations Regarding Cardiovascular Disease from the Community Preventive Services Task Force

 

Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity:

  • MMWR: Adult Participation in Aerobic and Muscle-Strengthening Physical Activities – United States, 2011
  • MMWR: State-Specific Prevalence of Walking Among Adults with Arthritis – United States, 2011
  • MMWR: National Physical Fitness and Sports Month – May 2013
  • HBO Documentary Series: The Weight of the Nation for Kids, to Air in May, 2013
  • 2013 Physical Activity and Public Health Courses
  • Local and State Governments Key Partners in Farm to School, May 14 (Webinar)
  • Let’s Move! Cities, Towns, and Counties Goal V: Active Kids at Play, May 23
  • Funding Opportunity: Obesity Prevention in Children
  • Call for Applications: Bikes Belong Community Partnership Grants, Deadline: May 24th
  • Call for Applications: USDOT Tiger 2013 Grants

Tobacco:

  • What Would it Take to End Tobacco Use Once and For All?
  • National Native Network Releases Commercial Tobacco Prevention Guide
  • New Public Health Resources from the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium
  • Beyond Cigarettes: Federal Regulation of Other Tobacco Products, May 21 (Webinar)
  • Revised Version of TTAC’s Tobacco 101 Tutorial Has Launched
  • Mother’s Day Communication Resources

 

Community Health:

  • New Funding Announcement: Sodium Reduction in Communities Program
  • NACCHO’s Community Guide Screencast Series
  • New NACCHO Fact Sheet Available: National Prevention
  • What’s Good for Health Is Good for Business: Engaging the Business Community in Prevention Efforts
  • Built Environment Approaches for Improving Community Health, May 9 (Webinar)
  • Request for Applications: Women Breathe Free Project

 

CROSS-CUTTING UPDATES

WINNABLE BATTLES TREND GRAPHS (ATTACHED)

The Winnable Battles Targets trend graphs have been updated with the latest data points (data updates outlined below). These updates are now posted to the Winnable Battles Targets page at http://www.cdc.gov/winnablebattles/targets/index.html. A pdf has also been attached.

 

Data updates include:


  • CLABSI (2011)
  • MRSA (2011)
  • SSI (2011)
  • CAUTI (2011)
  • New HIV infections (2010)
  • Adult smokers (2011)
  • Smoke-free laws (2012)


 

MMWR: ARTHRITIS AWARENESS MONTH – MAY 2013

May is Arthritis Awareness Month. Arthritis affects an estimated 50 million U.S. adults (1) and continues to be the most common cause of disability in the United States (2). This year's theme, "Faces of Arthritis," (http://www.arthritis.org/facesofarthritisunknown.png) is designed to challenge arthritis stereotypes and educate the public about the impacts of arthritis, along with promoting clinical and public health interventions to control it. Read full text.

 

WORKING WITH MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATIONS TO PROMOTE PREVENTION, MAY 21, 3:00PM (ET)
This webinar is part of the Promoting Prevention in Medicaid and CHIP technical assistance series from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The sessions in this series will spotlight the activities of several state Medicaid programs and their collaborations with managed care organizations, public health departments, federal prevention programs, and other stakeholders to improve access to preventive care. State Medicaid leaders, staff and their partners are encouraged to participate in the full series. Click here for more details and information about other webinars in the series. Click here to access the meeting, and dial in to 877-267-1577; Meeting ID: 8494.

 

COUNTY HEALTH ROADMAPS 101, MAY 9, 3:00PM-4:00PM (ET)

Many people are familiar with the County Health Rankings, but have you heard about the County Health Roadmaps? While the Rankings illustrate what we know when it comes to what’s making people sick or healthy, the County Health Roadmaps show what we can do to create healthier places to live, learn, work and play.  

Community Engagement Specialists Jan O’Neill and Kate Konkle will introduce you to the variety of tools and opportunities available through the Roadmaps project. Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/312781401.

DIABETES

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE NEWSLETTER: MAY 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!

 

A few highlights of this month’s issue include:

  • Information on Healthy Vision Month (p. 1)
  • Findings from a "report card” on managing diabetes in the U.S. (p. 1)
  • An article by CDC Director, Tom Frieden, on Government's Role in Protecting Health and Safety (p. 6)
  • Information on the use/benefits of working with CHWs in diabetes self-management (p. 9-10)
  • A mapping tool to identify where health disparities exist in your state/community (p. 11)
  • A new IOM report on "Making the Case for Continuous Learning from Routinely Collected Clinical Data” (p. 12)
  • A link to the AMA resolution and press release supporting the National Diabetes Prevention Program (p. 13)
  • And much more…

 

HEART DISEASE & STROKE

DID YOU KNOW?

RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE FROM THE COMMUNITY PREVENTIVE SERVICES TASK FORCE

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recently posted new information on its website: "Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Control: Reducing Out-of-Pocket Costs for Cardiovascular Disease Preventive Services for Patients with High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol." The information is available at http://www.thecommunityguide.org/cvd/ropc.html.

 

Established in 1996 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the task force is an independent, nonfederal, unpaid panel of public health and prevention experts whose members are appointed by the Director of CDC. The task force provides information for a wide range of decision makers on programs, services, and policies aimed at improving population health. Although CDC provides administrative, research, and technical support for the task force, the recommendations developed are those of the task force and do not undergo review or approval by CDC. Access article.

NUTRITION, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, AND OBESITY

MMWR: ADULT PARTICIPATION IN AEROBIC AND MUSCLE-STRENGTHENING PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES – UNITED STATES, 2011

The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans states that aerobic and muscle-strengthening physical activities provide substantial health benefits for adults (1). To assess participation in aerobic physical and muscle-strengthening activities among adults in the United States, the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) included new questions in 2011.* CDC analyzed the 2011 BRFSS survey data for U.S. states and the District of Columbia (DC) and found that the self-reported activities of 20.6% of adult respondents met both aerobic and muscle-strengthening guidelines. Among U.S. states and DC, the prevalence of adults meeting both aerobic and muscle-strengthening guidelines ranged from 12.7% to 27.3%. Nationwide, 51.6% of U.S. adults met the aerobic activity guideline, and 29.3% met the muscle-strengthening guideline. State public health officials can use these data to establish new baselines for measuring progress toward meeting the physical activity guidelines.  Read full text.

 

MMWR: STATE-SPECIFIC PREVALENCE OF WALKING AMONG ADULTS WITH ARTHRITIS – UNITED STATES, 2011

Walking contributes to total physical activity and is an appropriate activity to increase overall physical activity levels among adults with arthritis. Walking also is the most preferred exercise among arthritis patients (1,2) and has been shown to improve arthritis symptoms, physical function, gait speed, and quality of life (3–5). To estimate the distribution of average weekly minutes of walking among adults with arthritis by state and map the prevalence of low amounts of walking (<90 minutes per week) among adults with arthritis, CDC analyzed data from the 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). This report describes the results of that analysis, which indicated that among adults with arthritis in the 50 states and the District of Columbia (DC), the median prevalence of walking was 53% (range: 44.3%–66.2%) for 0 minutes per week, 13.1% (range: 9.3%–16.2%) for 1–89 minutes per week, 5.3% (range: 3.2%–6.8%) for 90–119 minutes per week, 5.6% (range: 2.6%–8.3%) for 120–149 minutes per week, and 23.2% (range: 16.0%–30.6%) for ≥150 minutes per week. A state median of 66% of adults with arthritis walked <90 minutes per week, ranging from a low of 58.0% in California to a high of 76.2% in Tennessee. The large number of persons with arthritis who are not getting the full benefit of regular walking might benefit from community interventions aimed at increasing access to walking as well as specific programs that offer social support. Read full text.

 

MMWR: NATIONAL PHYSICAL FITNESS AND SPORTS MONTH – MAY 2013

May is designated National Physical Fitness and Sports Month to raise awareness about the important role physical activity plays in maintaining health. According to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, physical activity can help control weight, improve mental health, and lower the risk for early death, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers. Physical activity also can improve cardiovascular and muscular fitness (1). In 2011, however, only one in five U.S. adults participated in enough physical activity to gain substantial health benefits (2).

To achieve substantial health benefits, the guidelines recommend that adults perform at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, or 75 minutes per week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, or an equivalent combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activities (1). The guidelines also recommend including muscle-strengthening activities that involve all major muscle groups on 2 or more days a week. Additional information about physical activity and resources for increasing participation in physical activity are available at http://www.health.gov/paguidelines and http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity. Access article.

HBO DOCUMENTARY SERIES, THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION FOR KIDS, TO AIR IN MAY, 2013

We are pleased to announce the release of HBO’s new documentary film, The Weight of the Nation for Kids. This three-part series of 30-minute films sheds light on solutions to the obesity problem at home and in school. 

The Weight of the Nation for Kids is a fun, family-friendly companion to the 2012 four-part documentary, The Weight of the Nation™. The series was developed by HBO and the Institute of Medicine, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health.

The Weight of the Nation spotlighted the facts and myths of the obesity crisis and its effect on our nation and health care system. Now The Weight of the Nation for Kids focuses on what some kids are doing at home and in communities to make healthy changes to their diets, school menus, and every day activities.

 

The Weight of the Nation for Kids Debut

  • Tuesday, May 7th at 5:30-6:30 p.m. ET/PT with back-to-back episodes of "Kebreeya’s Salad Days” and "Quiz Ed!”   
  • Tuesday, May 7th at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT, an encore play of The Weight of the Nation™  2012’s Emmy®-nominated "The Great Cafeteria Takeover”   

 

Check your local cable listings or HBO.com for other show times.

 

2013 PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH COURSES

The Physical Activity and Public Health Courses (PAPH), sponsored by the University of South Carolina Prevention Research Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity is entering its 19th year of training for researchers and public health practitioners.  The PAPH course offerings feature an 8-day Postgraduate Course on Research Directions and Strategies and a 6-day Practitioner’s Course on Community Interventions.  The Research Course serves post-doctoral personnel and is designed to develop research competencies related to physical activity and public health.  The Practitioner’s Course is for those professionally involved or interested in community-based initiatives to promote physical activity.

 

Approximately 25 fellows are accepted for each course.  Criteria for acceptance include educational background, experience, professional position, and potential to enhance public health research and practice.

 

The researcher's 8-day course will be held September 10-18, 2013.  The practitioner's 6-day course will be held September 12-18, 2013.  Course descriptions/applications are available at http://www.sph.sc.edu/paph/

The 2013 PAPH Courses will be held at The Lodge at the Mountain Village and the Legacy Lodge at the Park City Mountain Resort in Park City, UT.  For more information and to apply, please visit the website or contact:

Janna Borden, Program Coordinator
University of South Carolina
Department of Exercise Science
921 Assembly St, Suite 212
Columbia, SC 29208
(803) 576-6050  |  FAX: (803) 777-2504
jsborden@mailbox.sc.edu

 

LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS KEY PARTNERS IN FARM TO SCHOOL, MAY 14, 12:00PM (CT) Register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/201904071

Join us to hear about two examples, one in Seattle and one in Boston, where local/state governments are key partners in supporting the growth of farm to school programs. Speakers will be Donna Oberg with the Healthy Eating and Active Living Program at the Washington Department of Health and Edith Murnane with the City of Boston's Office of Food Initiatives.
Contact: Chelsey Simpson

 

LET’S MOVE! CITIES, TOWNS, AND COUNTIES GOAL V: ACTIVE KIDS AT PLAY, MAY 23, 3:00PM

This webinar will focus on strategies to encourage physical activity, including joint use agreements, safe routes to school programs, playground revitalization, and transportation policies.  Speakers will include:

  • Robert S. Ogilvie, Ph.D., Vice President for Strategic Engagement, ChangeLab Solutions; and
  • The Honorable Madeline Rogero, Mayor, City of Knoxville, Tenn.

Access more information at: Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties Goal V: Active Kids at Play

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: OBESITY PREVENTION IN CHILDREN

The Johnson & Johnson Community Health Care Program (J&J CHC), in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), is pleased to announce a grant funding opportunity for non-profit community health care organizations[1] implementing evidence-based, community-education programs that promote wellness and healthy lifestyle choices to prevent and reduce the impact of obesity in children.

 

Up to (8) grants will be awarded in the fall of 2013 to non-profit community health care organizations for community-based education program activities in the following locations (please see the website for eligible zip codes): 

  • Louisville, Kentucky (Jefferson County) 
  • Chicago, Illinois (Cook County) 
  • Las Vegas, Nevada (Clark County) 
  • Charlotte, North Carolina (Mecklenburg County) 
  • Washington, DC (District of Columbia)

 

The application deadline is May 15, 2013. Click here to apply. 

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: BIKES BELONG COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP GRANTS

DEADLINE: MAY 24, 2013

Fundable projects include paved bike paths, lanes, and rail-trails as well as mountain bike trails, bike parks, BMX facilities, and large-scale bicycle advocacy initiatives.

  • Proposals must come from a partnership that is minimally comprised of one government agency or office, one non-profit organization, and one business. Proposals may be for facility or advocacy projects but must be submitted on the Community Partnership Grant Application.
  • Bikes Belong will accept requests for funding of up to $10,000 for facility and advocacy projects.We do not require a specific percentage match, but we do look at leverage and funding partnerships very carefully. We will not consider grant requests in which our funding would amount to 50% or more of the project budget.
  • Grant application: http://www.bikesbelong.org/grants/apply-for-a-grant/who-can-apply/.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: USDOT TIGER 2013 GRANTS

DEADLINE: JUNE 3, 2013, 5:00PM (ET)

  • The $474 million available for U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER 2013 will help increase mobility--for people and for freight.
  • Eligible projects include highways and bridges; public transit; passenger and freight rail; intermodal facilities; and marine and port investments.
  • Grant application resources: http://1.usa.gov/17JEvVf and http://1.usa.gov/17Qa1B0.

 

TOBACCO

WHAT WOULD IT TAKE TO END TOBACCO USE ONCE AND FOR ALL?

As smoking remains America’s leading cause of preventable death, a provocative new series of articles and essays in Tobacco Control explores a range of proposed "endgame strategies” to dramatically reduce or entirely eliminate tobacco use. Read the articles.

NATIONAL NATIVE NETWORK RELEASES COMMERCIAL TOBACCO PREVENTION GUIDE

The National Native Network recently released a guide to help Native American communities reduce commercial tobacco use in Indian Country throughout the United States and Canada. The guide, entitled "Promising Practices for Commercial Tobacco Prevention & Control in Indian Country,” provides summaries of guidance, culturally appropriate strategies and the national MPOWER model components that public health workers can integrate in their daily use.

 

Click here for more information or to access the guide.

NEW PUBLIC HEALTH RESOURCES FROM THE TOBACCO CONTROL LEGAL CONSORTIUM

Below are a few new resources just released by the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium:

·         Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act Litigation Update (2013): A short guide to several recent and pending lawsuits that challenge or implicate the federal tobacco legislation.

·         Cigarette Graphic Warning Labels and the Divided Federal Courts (2013): A summary of two conflicting decisions related to graphic warnings on cigarette packages and advertisements: the 6th Circuit ruling that upholds the Tobacco Control Act's graphic warning requirement and the D.C. Circuit decision that overturned the FDA's graphic warning rule.

BEYOND CIGARETTES: FEDERAL REGULATION OF OTHER TOBACCO PRODUCTS, MAY 21, 1:00PM-2:30PM (ET)

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 granted the FDA the authority to regulate cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco, smokeless tobacco and any other tobacco products that the FDA "deems" to be within its authority. So far, the FDA hasn't issued a "deeming" regulation to assert jurisdiction over other tobacco products, meaning that products like e-cigarettes, hookah, little cigars and dissolvables are completely unregulated at the federal level. State and local governments have had varying levels of success in regulating these products. This Webinar, hosted by the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, will discuss the potential for FDA regulation and what public health professionals and advocates can do to press the FDA to exercise its authority over all tobacco products to protect public health. Click here for registration information.

 

Presenters:

Desmond Jenson, Staff Attorney, Tobacco Control Legal Consortium

Ann Boonn, Policy Research Manager, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids

 

Moderator:

Joelle Lester, Tobacco Control Legal Consortium

 

REVSIED VERSION OF TTAC’S TOBACCO 101 TUTORIAL HAS LAUNCHED

The newly updated and redesigned Tobacco 101 tutorial from the Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium (TTAC) provides the information and resources necessary to understand the problems related to tobacco use and strategies that effectively reduce tobacco use. Tobacco 101 was revised in the spring of 2013 to contain the latest information, resources, and tools available. The user-friendly, self-guided format allows users to complete the training at their own pace and explore the various external resources and tools as they work through the training.

 

MOTHER’S DAY COMMUNICATION RESOURCES

·         Feature article & resources from CDC: CDC/OSH has planned communications activities beginning this week that will help mothers protect themselves and their loved ones from the harms of tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke. Materials include a feature article, "Celebrate Moms Who Protect Children’s Health,” that presents key information about the harms of tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke and shares the stories of three moms from CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign; buttons; information on OSH’s Smoking & Tobacco Use Web Site; as well as social media activities on Facebook and Twitter and YouTube.

 

COMMUNITY HEALTH

NEW FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT: SODIUM REDUCTION IN COMMUNITIES PROGRAM

The CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion is excited to announce that the funding opportunity announcement NCCDPHP - CDC-RFA-DP13-1301:  "Sodium Reduction in Communities Program,” has been published on www.grants.gov.  The purpose of this program is to reduce sodium intake to limits recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. Because the majority of sodium that people consume is already present in foods before purchase or preparation, reducing sodium intake may require increased availability and accessibility of lower sodium items. Because community-wide efforts to reduce sodium intake are relatively new, more practice-based evidence would support identification and refinement of effective strategies. Therefore, this program aims to increase access to lower sodium food in communities and to simultaneously continue to build practice-based evidence around effective population-based strategies to reduce sodium consumption.

The application deadline date is June 18, 2013.

 

To access the announcement and application package:

Go to www.grants.gov

Select 'Apply for Grants' 

Select 'Step 1: Download a Grant Application’

Insert the Funding Announcement Number in the format: CDC-RFA-DP13-1301

 

There will be an applicant information call on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 2:00pm Eastern. The call-in information is: 1-866-934-5134; Passcode: 45641947. 

 

NACCHO’S COMMUNITY GUIDE SCREENCAST SERIES

Part I of NACCHO's screencast series, "Three Ways the Community Guide Makes the LHD Worker's Job Easier," is now available. Download the screencast to learn how to:

  • Use Task Force recommendations from the Community Guide to quickly identify prevention approaches that work  
  • Access systematic review findings from the Community Guide to enhance your grants
  • Use resources from the Community Guide to promote dialog with multi-sector stakeholders

 

After viewing, please take a brief survey to help us improve the screencast.  

 

NEW NACCHO FACT SHEET AVAILABLE: NATIONAL PREVENTION STRATEGY

NACCHO is pleased to announce the release of a new fact sheet, titled National Prevention Strategy Simplified: Local Health Departments' Roadmap to Health and Wellness. This fact sheet describes how NPS can support LHDs in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of integrated chronic disease prevention efforts with specific recommendations and actions for carrying out NPS evidence-based Strategic Directions and Priorities. Download a copy of the fact sheet here.

 

WHAT’S GOOD FOR HEALTH IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS: ENGAGING THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY IN PREVENTION EFFORTS

This resource guide from the Prevention Institute is for public health departments and coalitions outlines the steps involved in forging successful community prevention partnerships with local businesses. It is designed to support community prevention leaders as they develop coalitions and engage local businesses in prevention efforts to improve employee and resident access to healthy food, physical activity, and tobacco-free environments. Many prevention efforts have successfully included businesses as coalition members, partners, or leaders in creating change. This guide highlights examples of fruitful public health-business partnerships, explores the basis for their success, and provides insights on how to replicate these successes elsewhere. Click here to download the resource guide.

 

BUILT ENVIRONMENT APPROACHES FOR IMPROVING COMMUNITY HEALTH, MAY 9, 1:30PM (ET)

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.

Presenters: 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.

 

Registration: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=3nzhcg999swa.

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS: WOMEN BREATHE FREE PRJOECT

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), is supporting the University of Michigan - Center for Managing Chronic Disease (CMCD) in identification of local health departments to implement interventions aimed at improving management of chronic disease conditions. CMCD will provide technical assistance to the selected LHDS to implement the Women Breathe Free asthma case management program. CMCD will also facilitate evaluation of the implementation of Women Breathe Free at local level.

This final request for application (RFA) process will identify two LHDs that currently provide chronic disease management and would like to engage in evidence-based efforts to reduce repeat emergency room visits related to asthma.