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May 31, 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:

·        What Does Modern Prejudice Look Like?

·        Enroll America: Where are the Uninsured?

·        Promoting Prevention in Medicaid & CHIP, June 13 (Webinar)

 

Arthritis

·        So, you have Arthritis? Keep Walking.

 

Cancer:

·        CDC Announces New Members for the Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women

 

Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity:

·        Resources to Create or Expand Healthy Food Retail: Public and Private Grant and Loan Programs, May 30 (Webinar)

·        QuickStats: Percentage of Daily Calories Consumed from Fast Food Among Adults Aged ≥20 Years, by Age Group — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, 2003–2006 and 2007–2010

·        FDA Commissioner: Final Menu Labeling Rules Coming "Soon”

·        CDC Obesity Study: Youth’s Use of Calorie Information in Fast Food Restaurants

 

School Health:

·        School Employee Wellness: A Guide for Protecting the Assets of Our Nation’s Schools

·        Educating the Student Body: Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School

 

Tobacco:

·        May 27-31 is Talk with your Doctor Week!

·        Funding Opportunity

·        New Publications on Tobacco Marketing Expenditures

·        Smoke-Free Policies Do Not Harm the Hospitality Industry

·        Determining the Connection between Tobacco & Mental Health, June 20 (Webinar)

·        Think Globally, Act Locally: The Global Tobacco Pandemic, June 21 (Webinar)

·        Menthol in Tobacco Products: What Local Health Departments Can Do, July 9 (Webinar)

·        Update from FDA: Tobacco Regulation Awareness, Communication and Education (TRACE) Program Funding Opportunity

 

CROSS-CUTTING UPDATES

WHAT DOES MODERN PREJUDICE LOOK LIKE?  
The Health Equity Council continues its series on moving from Institutional Racism to Institutional Equity.  In May the focus is on:  What does modern prejudice look like? In a new book, Blind Spot:  Hidden Biases of Good People, the authors turn the conventional way people think about prejudice on its head.  Read More...

 

ENROLL AMERICA: WHERE ARE THE UNINSURED?

Select a state from the menu and a Google map with the distribution of the uninsured in that state will launch in a new browser window. The maps show the distribution of the uninsured in a state by combining Census "Public-Use Microdata Areas" (PUMAs) and data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). All maps are interactive and clicking on any PUMA in a state displays more information on the number of uninsured and the distribution of the uninsured by income (based on the federal poverty level) and race/ethnicity. www.enrollamerica.org/maps

PROMOTING PREVENTION IN MEDICAID AND CHIP, JUNE 13, 2:00PM (ET)

ASTHO and the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) are collaborating on this webinar as part of a technical assistance series to provide state Medicaid leaders and staff, as well as state public health leadership with tools and models of Medicaid-health department collaboration and to identify states that stand out as leaders in their collaborations between the Medicaid program and the state health department. Click here for more details about the webinar series. To access the webinar, dial
877-267-1577; Meeting ID: 2168, https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/ppmc4/.

 

ARTHRITIS

SO, YOU HAVE ARTHRITIS?  KEEP WALKING.
Most adults with arthritis do no or low amounts of walking, which is an effective and safe way to achieve the proven arthritis benefits of physical activity.  Almost two-thirds of adults with arthritis report no or low (<90 minutes) walking per weekRead More...

 

CANCER

CDC ANNOUNCES NEW MEMBERS FOR THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON BREAST CANCER IN YOUNG WOMEN

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today seven new members who will serve on the Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women (ACBCYW). The Committee was chartered in 2010 and consists of external experts and stakeholders. The committee members serve two- to four-year terms.

 

These newly-appointed experts will advise CDC in developing, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based approaches to advance the understanding and awareness of breast cancer among young women. The individuals invited to serve on the Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women represent researchers, clinicians, advocates, and breast cancer survivors from across the country. Read more>>

 

NUTRITION, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, AND OBESITY

RESOURCES TO CREATE OR EXPAND HEALTHY FOOD RETAIL: PUBLIC AND PRIVATE GRANT AND LOAN PROGRAMS, MAY 30, 11:00AM (PT)

Join us for an upcoming webinar that will provide an overview of the "Find Money” section of the Healthy Food Access Portal and provide examples of specific federal, state, and local resources that can be tapped to create or expand healthy food retail opportunities in underserved communities. Register here.

  

Presenters Include:  

·        Pamela Porter, Executive Vice President, Strategic Consulting, Opportunity Finance Network

·        Christine Fry, Senior Policy Analyst and Program Director, ChangeLab Solutions

·        Khanh Nguyen, Portfolio Director – Healthy Living, The Colorado Health Foundation

·        Patricia Smith, Senior Policy Advisor, The Reinvestment Fund

 

QUICKSTATS: PERCENTAGE OF DAILY CALORIES CONSUMED FROM FAST FOOD AMONG ADULTS AGED > YEARS, BY AGE GROUP – NATIONAL HEALTH AND NUTRITION EXAMINATION SURVEY, UNITED STATES 2003-2006 AND 2007-2010  

From 2003–2006 to 2007–2010 the percentage of daily calories consumed from fast foods among adults aged ≥20 years declined from 12.8% to 11.3%. A decrease from 12.7% to 10.5% also was observed for those aged 40–59 years, but no statistically significant change was noted for persons aged 20–39 years or ≥60 years. During both periods, the percentage of daily calories from consumption of fast foods was highest among those aged 20–39 years. Access full text.

 

Source: Fryar CD, Ervin RB. Caloric intake from fast food among adults: United States, 2007–2010. NCHS data brief no. 114. Hyattsville, MD: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC; 2013. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db114.pdf unknown.png.

 

FDA COMMISSIONER: FINAL MENU LABELING RULES COMING "SOON”
During a recent hearing held by the Senate Appropriations Committee, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said a final rule for menu and vending labeling is likely coming by the end of 2013, if not sooner. The proposed rule, to require calorie information at point of purchase in chains of 20 or more restaurants or vending machines, was issued in April of 2011 following the enactment of the Affordable Care Act.

 

CDC OBESITY STUDY: YOUTH’S USE OF CALORIE INFORMATION IN FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS

A new CDC study, published online today in the Journal of Public Health, has found that of young people who visited fast food or chain restaurants in the U.S. in 2010, girls and youth who were obese were more likely to use calorie information (or menu labeling) given in the restaurants to inform their food choices.  Girls were 80% more likely to use calorie information when available than boys. Obese youth were 70% more likely to use calorie information when available than those who were at a healthy weight.

 

The study also found that young people who ate less frequently at fast food or chain restaurants (once a week or less) were 50% more likely to use the calorie information when available than young people who ate more frequently at these places (twice or more each week).

 

This research is based on data from the 2010 YouthStyles and HealthStyles mail surveys. The study sample consisted of 721 youth, ages 9 to 18 years. The study excluded youth who never eat at fast food or chain restaurants (about 8%) or who said they never noticed calorie information (about 20%).

 

Menu labeling requirements in restaurants can help consumers to make informed food choices. Federal law requires restaurants with at least 20 locations nationally to list calorie information next to menu items on menus or menu boards. This law includes the prominent placement of a statement concerning suggested daily caloric intake on the menu. While national menu labeling has not been implemented, some fast food and chain restaurants have begun to post this information voluntarily.

 

More Information:

 

SCHOOL HEALTH

SCHOOL EMPLOYEE WELLNESS: A GUIDE FOR PROTECTING THE ASSETS OF OUR NATION’S SCHOOLS

SCHOOL EMPLOYEE WELLNESS: A Guide for Protecting the Assets of Our Nation's Schools is a comprehensive guide that provides information, practical tools and resources for school employee wellness programs. It will help schools, school districts and states develop and support the implementation of school employee wellness programs that promote employee health, improve workforce productivity and reduce the costs of employee absenteeism and healthcare.

This Guide was developed by the Directors of Health Promotion and Education under a cooperative agreement with the Division of Adolescent and School Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Coordinating Center for Health Promotion of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

EDUCATING THE STUDENT BODY: TAKING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION TO SCHOOL (2013)

Physical inactivity is a key determinant of health across the lifespan. A lack of activity increases the risk of heart disease, colon and breast cancer, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, osteoporosis, anxiety and depression and others diseases. Emerging literature has suggested that in terms of mortality, the global population health burden of physical inactivity approaches that of cigarette smoking. The prevalence and substantial disease risk associated with physical inactivity has been described as a pandemic.

 

The prevalence, health impact, and evidence of changeability all have resulted in calls for action to increase physical activity across the lifespan. In response to the need to find ways to make physical activity a health priority for youth, the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Physical Activity and Physical Education in the School Environment was formed. Its purpose was to review the current status of physical activity and physical education in the school environment, including before, during, and after school, and examine the influences of physical activity and physical education on the short and long term physical, cognitive and brain, and psychosocial health and development of children and adolescents.

 

Educating the Student Body makes recommendations about approaches for strengthening and improving programs and policies for physical activity and physical education in the school environment. This report lays out a set of guiding ... [read more]

 

TOBACCO

MAY 27-31 IS TALK WITH YOUR DOCTOR WEEK!

As part of the Tips From Former Smokers campaign, CDC launched the "Talk With Your Doctor” initiative to encourage health care providers and patients to talk about quitting smoking. In collaboration with leading medical organizations, CDC developed a wide range of resources for the medical community. These materials include waiting room posters, a pocket scripting card, a Medscape Expert Commentary, a one-page fact sheet, and frequently asked questions about tobacco quitlines. Visit the Health Care Provider section of the Tips Website to view and download the materials. Additional materials, such as PowerPoint presentations, low-resolution images, and continuous-loop videos, are available at the Campaign Download Center.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

  • Consortium of National Networks to Impact Populations Experiencing Tobacco-Related and Cancer Health Disparities (CDC-RFA-DP13-1314) – CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) and the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) are working together in this collaborative Funding Opportunity Announcement to support a consortium of national networks to advance commercial tobacco use prevention and cancer prevention in populations experiencing tobacco-related and cancer health disparities. Letters of intent due June 7, 2013; application deadline: July 28, 2013.

NEW PUBLICATIONS ON TOBACCO MARKETING EXPENDITURES

Federal Trade Commission Cigarette Report for 2011 and Federal Trade Commission Smokeless Tobacco Report for 2011 - Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Key finding: There was a 4% increase in marketing expenditures for cigarettes and smokeless tobacco in 2011. The $8.82 billion increase represents the first increase in tobacco marketing since 2003. Click here for FTC's press release about the reports.

 

SMOKE-FREE POLICIES DO NOT HARM THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

As part of ongoing efforts to support  CDC’s mission, the CDC Foundation, with expertise from the Office on Smoking and Health, launched an initiative to provide restaurant and bar owners with scientific information and business-to-business testimonials on the impact of smoke-free policies on the hospitality industry. The initiative is designed to increase restaurant and bar owners’ understanding of the benefits of smoke-free policies. For details, visit www.cdcfoundation.org/smokefree.

DETERMINING THE CONNECTION BETWEEN TOBACCO & MENTAL HEALTH, JUNE 20, 1:00PM (ET)

Sponsored by Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), this webinar will provide participants with a brief description of the relationship between tobacco use and mental health; offer information to justify the need for tobacco cessation intervention; and offer resources for referral and education. Register here. For more information, Please contact Kristen Frame at kframe@mhalc.org

THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY: THE GLOBAL TOBACCO PANDEMIC, JUNE 21, 1:00PM (ET)
The AAP Richmond Center is hosting a webinar on the global tobacco pandemic. The webinar will address causes, potential solutions, and what the AAP and other partners are doing to combat it. Effective global strategies, including World Health Organization initiatives and a country-specific case study will be discussed. Featured presenters are Ruth Etzel, MD, PhD, FAAP, University of Wisconsin and Rosa Sandoval, MPA, Pan American Health Organization. Click here to register to attend the webinar.

MENTHOL IN TOBACCO PRODUCTS: WHAT LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS CAN DO, JULY 9, 1:00PM (ET)

Tobacco companies add flavors to their products to mask the harsh taste of tobacco, making it easier for young people to start smoking. That’s why Congress banned the sale of flavored cigarettes in 2009. But Congress made one exception to the flavor ban, deferring action on the most popular of all flavors — menthol — and directing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to decide whether continued sale of menthol cigarettes is "appropriate for public health.” Unfortunately, in the nearly four years since the law was enacted, the FDA has studied the issue but failed to take action to prohibit menthol in tobacco products. During this NACCHO webinar, experts from the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium will discuss what local health departments can do to press the FDA to take bold action while also considering local policy options to address the devastating public health impact of menthol in tobacco products. Please click here to register.

UPDATE FROM FDA: TOBACCO REGULATION AWARENESS, COMMUNICATION AND EDUCATION (TRACE) PROGRAM FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

After careful consideration, FDA has decided not to fund any applications submitted in response to the Tobacco Regulation Awareness, Communication and Education Program Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). FDA remains committed to educating Americans about the health risks of tobacco products in accordance with the agency’s authorities and in support of its public health goals under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. Currently, there is no plan to develop a new FOA. Read more here.