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May 24, 2013

 

 

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

 

Welcome to the Coordinated State Support Branch’s (CSSB) 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:

·        ACA Funding Opportunities

·        Upcoming Program on Marketing Community-based Interventions (Attached)

·        Recommendations for Controlling Costs and Improving the Quality of Our Health Care System

·        Make A Vulnerable Population "Footprint” Map

·        Massachusetts in Motion: Connecting Public Health, Healthcare, and Community Resources through Electronic Referrals and Data Exchange, May 30 (Webinar)

 

Heart Disease

·        Local Health Departments: Be a Part of the Million HeartsTM

·        AHA Guide for Improving Cardiovascular Health at the Community Level

·        IOM Releases New Report: Sodium Intake in Populations: Assessment of Evidence

·        Did You Know?  May is High Blood Pressure Education Month

 

Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity:

·        Southern Obesity Summit: Call for Proposals

·        2013 National Walking Summit: Call for Proposals

·        Southeast Regional HIA Summit, July 31-August 2, Davidson, NC

 

School Health:

·        Spotlight on ACA and School-based Healthcare

 

Tobacco:

·        Smoke-free Rules and Sechondhand Smoke Exposure in Homes and Vehicles Among US Adults, 2009-2010

·        The FDA and Tobacco: Past, Present, and Future, June 12 (Webinar)

·        New Publications

·        CDC’s Talk with Your Doctor Initiative Launch

·        The Affordable Care Act: Effects on Tobacco Prevention and Cessation in Indian Country, May 28 (Webinar)

·        World No Tobacco Day Communications Resources: May 31, 2013

·        The Tobacco Control Act Four Years Later: Living Up to Its’ Promise? June 24 (Webinar)

·        You Don’t Say? Tobacco & the First Amendment, June 18 (Webinar)

·        Opportunity to Submit Comments to FDA on Menthol

 

Community Health:

·        New Resource on the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) Online Resource Center

 

CROSS-CUTTING UPDATES

ACA FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Visit www.grants.gov for more information about these and other federal funding opportunities.

 

UPCOMING PROGRAM ON MARKETING COMMUNITY-BASED INTERVENTIONS (ATTACHED)

Please join us for an upcoming program introducing two marketing strategies for community-based interventions, such as the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and Walk with Ease.  Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Talk About It! Marketing Community-based Interventions Through Health Care Provider and Community Ambassador Outreach will be held on Monday, June 10, 2013 from 12:00pm – 2:30 pm central (1:00pm – 3:30pm eastern). Tune in to learn about the 1.2.3 Approach to Provider Outreach and the Spread the Word marketing strategy using community Ambassadors, how these strategies were used for marketing self-management education and physical activity programs, and the guidance and resources available for each approach.

 

There are four ways to participate in the presentation:

·        Satellite – live satellite conference on C band (analog)

·        Webcast – streamed live on www.adph.org/alphtn with RealPlayer or Windows Media Player

·        Audio – to listen by phone, call 1-888-557-8511.  Enter access code 972-1530 #, then press ‘#’  
               again to listen by conference.

·        On Demand – available 2-3 business days after the live broadcast from the ‘On Demand’ page of
                www.adph.org/alphtn

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CONTROLLING COSTS AND IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

In an effort to improve the affordability and quality of health care in the U.S., the Partnership for Sustainable Health Care–a group made of key stakeholders from the insurance, hospital, physician, business, and consumer sectors–has reached consensus on five recommendations, including:

·        Transition away from the current fee-for-service payment system towards payment approaches that demonstrate their effectiveness in improving quality and cost.

·        Pay for care that is proven to work by reducing payments for services that prove to be less effective.

·        Incentivize consumer engagement in care to enable consumers to make better discretionary care choices.

·        Improve health care infrastructure by focusing on seven specific areas to allow for cost- and quality-related innovations.

·        Incentivize states to partner with public and private stakeholders to transform the health care system.

Click here to read more about these recommendations on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Web site.

 

MAKE A VULNERABLE POPULATION "FOOTPRINT” MAP

The Vulnerable Population Footprint map is a data visualization tool that overlays poverty rates and educational attainment, two key drivers of poor health outcomes. Users can use the tool to identify where health disparities may exist in their state or communities of interest. The data is housed in the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Web site, a free web-based platform designed to assist hospitals, non-profit organizations, state and local health departments, financial institutions, and other organizations better understand the needs and assets of their communities. Click here for instructions on how to use the tool.

MASSACHUSETTS IN MOTION: CONNECTING PUBLIC HEALTH, HEALTHCARE, AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES THROUGH ELECTRONIC REFERRALS AND DATA EXCHANGE, MAY 30, 1:00PM (ET)

The Multi-State Collaborative invites you to attend a webinar in its continuing series on Meaningful Use and Health Information Technology. This webinar will focus on work underway in Massachusetts to create an open-source referral and data exchange program and to pilot clinic-community programs to address these questions. An electronic gateway will also be created for use by community-based programs that have no electronic record system. This work is made possible through a new Prevention and Wellness Trust and a recently awarded CMS State Innovation Grant. The open-source tools developed in Massachusetts will be made available to all states.  A description of the process and the timeline for completion will be discussed. Registration is open to all public health and healthcare providers, especially those focused on addressing chronic diseases and risk factors such as tobacco use, as well as IT and HIE specialists, and surveillance and evaluation managers.  Click here to register.

 

HEART DISEASE & STROKE

LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS: BE A PART OF THE MILLION HEARTSTM

NACCHO's goal is to recruit 150 local health departments to be a part of the Million Hearts™ Initiative. Heart disease and stroke are the first and fourth leading causes of death in the United States. Heart disease is responsible for 1 of every 3 deaths in the country. Million Hearts™ is a national initiative that has set an ambitious goal to prevention 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. The impact will be even greater over time.

 

Million Hearts™ aims to prevent heart disease and stroke by:

  • Improving access to effective care.
  • Improving the quality of care for the ABCS.
  • Focusing clinical attention on the prevention of heart attack and stroke.
  • Activating the public to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle.
  • Improving the prescription and adherence to appropriate medications for the ABCS.

 

Please visit NACCHO's Million Hearts website to get up-to-date information and resources for local health departments and how they can help educate the public on the importance of preventing heart attack and stroke in the United States. Sign-up to be a Million Hearts member.

 

AHA GUIDE FOR IMPROVING CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH AT THE COMMUNITY LEVEL

The American Heart Association (AHA) recently released its Guide for Improving Cardiovascular Health at the Community Level, 2013 Update.  

 

The guide focuses on:

  • Changing behaviors such as smoking, physical inactivity and unhealthy eating habits.
  • Increasing awareness of risk factors such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes, and adherence to treatment.
  • Identifying community settings from worksites to barbershops that best impact health.
  • Specifying the types of interventions - media, organizational partnerships and policy change - that may impact health

 

Please click here to access the full article.   

 

IOM RELEASES NEW REPORT: SODIUM INTAKE IN POPULATIONS: ASSESSMENT OF EVIDENCE

Despite public health efforts over the past several decades to encourage people in the United States to consume less sodium, adults still consume an average of 3,400 mg/day, well above the current federal guideline of 2,300 mg or less daily. Evidence has shown that reducing sodium intake reduces blood pressure and the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Some recent research, however, suggests that sodium intakes that are low may also increase health risks - particularly in certain groups. Please click to access the press release and the report brief

 

DID YOU KNOW? MAY IS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE EDUCATION MONTH

High blood pressure (hypertension) is a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke in the United States. Nearly 68 million American adults have hypertension - that is one in every three American adults. An additional 30% American adults are on the cusp of developing high blood pressure. Hypertension is the leading cause of doctor visits and costs $51 billion annually in direct medical expenses and lost productivity.

 

Without major change, hypertension and cardiovascular disease rates will continue to rise and consumers will pay the price for inaction. For more information on different types of activities to increase public awareness of cardiovascular disease and hypertension, please visit:

NUTRITION, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, AND OBESITY

SOUTHERN OBESITY SUMMIT: CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Become part of the largest regional obesity prevention event in the South on November 17-19, 2013 in Nashville, TN! Share your insights and expertise with your peers. Share your great work with the community and spark new developments in the force to fight obesity.


The breakout sessions at the Summit will help attendees develop strategies and provide resources and tools to use in their work to reverse the obesity epidemic through working together with other southern states. There will be opportunities during and around the Summit for meeting, sharing, and learning from others in our region.


Each proposal must address one or more of the obesity prevention pillars identified in prior Summits:

*Early Childhood              *Schools

*Nutrition Policy               *Food Access/ Food Safety

*Physical Activity              *Work-site Wellness

*Healthcare and Healthcare Systems


*We will host an Informational Conference Call tomorrow, Wednesday, May 22 at 12:00 pm CST. Call in information is as follows: 1-866-951-1151 (code 4856004#)

 

To submit proposals please click here. We welcome your proposals. Don't forget, the deadline for submissions is Friday June 14th. You will be contacted by July 19th, once your proposal is reviewed and selections are made. Upon approval, you will still be able to register at the early registration rate along with your presenter discount of $50.

 

If you have any questions regarding the proposals please contact Michelle Smith at msmith@texashealthinstitute.org. To register for the Summit please click here.

 

2013 NATIONAL WALKING SUMMIT CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Kaiser Permanente, America Walks, and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative is excited to host the first National Walking Summit in Washington, D.C. on October 1 - 3, 2013.

 

The call for proposals is now open and closes June 10, 2013. Find out more about the submission process here. 

 

The Summit Program Committee has opened this call for proposals for individuals and groups to actively participate in the Summit. We aim to show the best examples, point people towards real resources, and create engaging dialogues so that participants from a wide variety of disciplines will be empowered to improve the walkability of and increase walking in communities. We are seeking creative and innovative ways to engage the Summit participants, so we encourage you to think outside the box and send us your proposal

 

We are seeking proposals in the following areas:

 

Capacity Building Sessions | 90 min - four hours

Sessions will engage and propel participants' efforts to improve the walkability of and increase walking in communities. The time range for these sessions can vary greatly and can be held both in conference rooms and as walking / mobile labs.

 

Mobile Tours | 90 min - four hours

Sessions that are mostly or entirely held on foot and in the community: These can be structured as built environment learning labs, or as inspirational and recreational walks and tours.

 

Presentation of Services and Tools | 20 min segments

The Summit will highlight the myriad of effective services, strategies and tools that can support individuals, organizations, and communities to improve walkability and increase walking. These may include workshop offerings, on-line tools, subsidized consulting services, etc. The sessions will be structured as round-robin interaction, where participants spend 20 minutes at their preferred stations to learn about the services (presentations should be 5-7 minutes) and engage in a more intimate dialogue (13 - 15 minutes). All of the selected sessions will be listed in the program and on the conference website.

 

Other!

You have a great idea and want people to benefit from your wisdom and experience...share your creative idea(s) with us.

 

Submission Process (find proposal template here)

We require a lead for each session. Please submit the proposal to walkingsummit[at]americawalks.org in Word or text format saved with the following name "lastname_firstname_proposal.ext" 

 

Have a question? Drop us a note at walkingsummit[at]americawalks.org.Be on the lookout for more Summit details on sponsorships, scholarships, sessions and registration at www.walkingsummit.org.

 

SOUTHEAST REGIONAL HIA SUMMIT, JULY 31-AUGUST 2, DAVIDSON, NC 

Registration is now open for the first ever Southeast Regional HIA Summit. This is NOT your typical conference. Let’s face facts…HIA practitioners are a special breed of people who are creative enough to bridge the gap between multiple fields and operate outside of the box on a daily basis. Whenever we get together the atmosphere is more like a family reunion than a meeting. Add in the small-town charm of Davidson, NC and southern hospitality and you just know you are in store for a good time.

 

Here’s what the first Southeast Regional HIA Summit has to offer:

  • Opportunities to LISTEN: Hear from Dr. John Santopietro, M.D., Carolinas HealthCare System, on The State of Mental Health in the U.S. and Mitchell Silver, AICP, Past President of the American Planning Association on Building Healthy Communities.
  • Chances to LEARN: From each other during small group discussions− HIA Speed Dating, HIA Tool Exchange, Troubleshooting your HIA, Developing the HIA Message, Sustaining an HIA Program, and HIA and Health Equity. 
  •  Time to HAVE FUN: Networking during community activities including bicycling on Davidson’s greenway, paddling on Lake Davidson and viewing the Davidson Design for Life Documentary at Our Town Cinema.
  • And much, much more!


Likely participants include: HIA practitioners, researchers, and funders; professionals and educators from the fields of planning, policy, and public health; and interested government officials and not-for-profit leaders. To get the most out of the Summit, you should have direct experience in conducting HIA; be currently involved in conducting your first HIA; or at least have a basic understanding of the process and principles of HIA.

 

Everything you need to know about the Summit may be found on our web page:

  • Preliminary schedule-of-events
  • Hotel information
  • Online registration or a printable registration form (Early Bird Registration Deadline is June 15)
  • Travel scholarship
  • How to get to Davidson, NC


For more information and questions, please contact Courtney Spear, Summit Conference Planner at 704.400.0880 or courtneyhspear@gmail.com

 

SCHOOL HEALTH

SPOTLIGHT ON ACA AND SCHOOL-BASED HEALTHCARE

Nearly 2,000 school-based health centers across the nation provide access to healthcare for millions of school-age children and adolescents living in rural and poverty-stricken urban communities. Recognizing them as an evidence-based, front-line strategy for the provision of primary care and mental health services, the president included SBHCs in the Affordable Care Act as a key link in the nation’s health care safety net.

Congress recently made $80 million available to SBHCs for structural enhancements such as construction, renovation, technology upgrades and equipment. This grant provided important funding to build new centers and make capital improvements in existing ones. The ACA also includes separate authorizing language for operations. However, Congress has yet to appropriate the $50 million authorized for SBHCs to continue or expand their provision of essential services. 

Learn more about SBHCs from APHA’s Center for School, Health and Education. For more information on SBHCs and health reform visit the National Assembly on School-Based Health Care

 

TOBACCO

SMOKE-FREE RULES AND SECONDHAND SMOKE EXPOSURE IN HOMES AND VEHICLES AMONG US ADULTS, 2009-2010

Four out of five U.S. adults report having voluntary smoke-free rules in their homes and three out of four report having voluntary smoke-free rules in their vehicles, according to a study published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease, a publication of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The National Adult Tobacco Survey respondents were classified as having smoke-free rules if they never allow smoking inside their homes or vehicles. The study is the first to present estimates of smoke-free rules and secondhand smoke exposure in vehicles among U.S. adults. Despite the high prevalence of voluntary smoke-free rules in homes and vehicles, the study found that almost 11 million non-smoking adults continue to be exposed to secondhand smoke in their home, and almost 17 million non-smoking adults continue to be exposed to secondhand smoke in a vehicle. The study also contains state-by-state data showing that the highest prevalence of smoke-free rules in homes and vehicles occurred in many states with comprehensive smoke-free laws and longstanding tobacco control programs.

 

Additional study findings include:

·        Eighty-one percent of U.S. adults report having smoke-free rules in their homes and 74 percent have smoke-free rules in their vehicles

·        Eighty-nine percent of non-smokers report having smoke-free home rules, while only 48 percent of smokers have them.

·        Eighty-five percent of non-smokers report having smoke-free vehicle rules, while only 27 percent of smokers have them.

·        Secondhand smoke exposure among nonsmokers in homes and vehicles was greatest among men, younger adults, non-Hispanic blacks, and those with a lower level of education.

·        Many of the states with the lowest prevalence of smoke-free rules in homes and vehicles are states with a high prevalence of adult smoking.

 

THE FDA AND TOBACCO: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE, JUNE 12, 3:00PM (ET)
The Tobacco Control Network presents, "The FDA and Tobacco: Past, Present and Future” as the latest presentation of the Harvey Leadership Webinar Series. Mitch Zeller, newly appointed Director, Center for Tobacco Products, FDA, will provide his expert perspective on what transpired to create the Center for Tobacco Products, some current issues of interest (e-cigarettes, cigarettes, reduced risk tobacco products) and his vision for the future of FDA regulation of tobacco. His presentation will be followed by a discussion with expert panelists, Maggie Mahoney, Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, and Jeanne Finberg, of the California Attorney General’s office. Click here for more details, and to register.

 

NEW PUBLICATIONS

CDC’S TALK WITH YOUR DOCTOR INITIATIVE LAUNCH
CDC will held a press event in Washington, DC, May 22nd to launch Talk With Your Doctor week. State health departments and their partners can:

THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: EFFECTS ON TOBACCO PREVENTION AND CESSATION IN INDIAN COUNTRY, MAY 28, 3:00PM (ET)

This webinar from the National Native Network will feature Sara (Sally) Carter, MSW, LCSW, Tribal Liaison at the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Objectives: 1) describe several provisions in the Affordable Care Act that will specifically benefit American Indian and Alaska Native individuals, Tribes and Indian health facilities, 2) summarize the tobacco related provisions of the Affordable Care Act and 3) identify action steps that should be taken to now prepare for the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Click here for more details, and to register.

WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY COMMUNICATIONS RESOURCES, MAY 31, 2013
The theme for this year’s WNTD is "ban tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship.”

  • WNTD 2013 resources from the World Health Organization (WHO) include a campaign kit, fact sheets on tobacco’s toll, and tobacco-related data and reports related to this year’s theme.

 

  • Communication materials will be available from CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) starting May 24. Products and activities will include a feature article, "CDC Feature Article: Protect Youth From Tobacco Marketing,” a button, information on OSH’s website, and social media engagement on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

THE TOBACCO CONTROL ACT FOUR YEARS LATER: LIVING UP TO ITS PROMISE? JUNE 24, 1:00PM (ET)

June 22, 2013, marks the fourth anniversary of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009, which granted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to regulate tobacco products to benefit public health. Since the Act became law, the FDA has established the Center for Tobacco Products and has begun the work of regulating tobacco products and enforcing those regulations.  In this webinar, speakers will reflect on the past four years of federal tobacco regulation, including successes, disappointments, and hopes for the future. For registration information, click here.

YOU DON’T SAY? TOBACCO & THE FIRST AMENDMENT, JUNE 18, 1:00PM (ET)

The tobacco industry often challenges tobacco control laws and regulations on the grounds that such measures violate its First Amendment right to freedom of speech, and interfere with its ability to communicate information about its products to consumers.  In this webinar, speakers will provide an overview of the evolving commercial speech doctrine and explain the different tests that courts apply to laws regulating commercial speech.  They will highlight First Amendment challenges to tobacco control laws and policies, and discuss the potential impact of recent court rulings on the future of tobacco regulation. For registration information, click here.

 

OPPORTUNITY TO SUBMIT COMMENTS TO FDA ON MENTHOL

On April 12, 2013, the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium and eighteen other leading public health groups filed a formal Citizen Petition urging the FDA to protect America's health by prohibiting menthol as a characterizing flavor in cigarettes. The FDA opened a docket for public comments on the Citizen Petition. Please take a few minutes to learn about the petition and submit supporting comments that reflect your knowledge and perspective on the issue. Although there is no deadline to submit comments on this petition, the FDA will stop accepting public comments once it takes action. Therefore, it is important to submit comments as soon as possible.

  • View the petition.
  • Read suggested talking points.
  • Submit your own comment.

COMMUNITY HEALTH

NEW RESOURCE ON THE COMMUNITIES PUTTING PREVENTION TO WORK (CPPW) ONLINE RESOURCE CENTER

A new product by ChangeLab Solutions (CLS) that was recently posted to the CPPW Online Resource Center. Model School Siting Policies for School Districts provides a package of school siting policies for school districts to educate schools engaged in siting and help ensure that the decisions support educational success, physical health, and overall well-being of students and their community. When schools are located near where children live, kids can walk and bicycle to school, as well as use school playgrounds and facilities for physical activity outside of school hours, and this can in turn help make students healthier and communities stronger.