GoalReduce illness, disability, and death related to tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure.OverviewScientific knowledge about the health effects of tobacco use has increased greatly since the first Surgeon General’s report on tobacco was released in 1964
Free, online interactive presentation on electronic nicotine delivery systems and their potential health effects during and after pregnancy, and discusses effective tobacco cessation treatments. This presentation is a new module for Smoking Cessation for Pregnancy and Beyond A Virtual Clinic, an online training designed for health professionals to effectively assist women in quitting smoking. The training is eligible for free continuing education and Maintenance of Certification Part IV credit. Learn about Tobacco Use and Pregnancy from CDCs Division of Reproductive Health.
In collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Planning and Community Health Center is creating a set of guidelines to incorporate health into the Conceptual Review process for development projects.
A digital hub for the nation’s leading information and ideas about outstanding TOD projects
Grant listings and funding opportunities. List is updated bi-weekly.
Stories from Small Towns is a project of the National Physical Activity Society. The objective of the project is to demonstrate that structural changes to make walking easier can be carried out in America’s thousands of small towns and not just its big cities. The project focuses on advice from towns that have made some changes, with the aim of inspiring town leaders across the country to see such infrastructure as possible and worthy.
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is a nonprofit organization that improves quality of life for kids and communities by promoting healthy living, safe infrastructure, and physical activity, starting with bicycling and walking to school and beyond. We advance policy change; catalyze support with a network of more than 750 partner organizations, as well as schools, policy makers, and grassroots supporters; and we share our deep expertise at national, state and local levels with those helping propel our mission.
Flourishing Safe Routes to School projects see remarkable changes in the way students and parents choose to travel to and from school. These projects succeed by including each of the “Five E’s” of Safe Routes to School to ensure that their project is a well-rounded, multi-prong and time-tested approach to getting more students walking and bicycling.
The report ranks the country’s 30 largest metropolitan areas based on the amount of commercial and multi-family rental development in walkable urban places (or WalkUPs), and uses a series of forward-looking metrics to predict how walkable their future development might be. The research also uses social equity metrics like housing costs, transportation costs, and access to jobs to understand the relationship between walkability and social equity.
Released in 2008, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (PAG) is the first-ever publication of national guidelines for physical activity. The Physical Activity objectives for Healthy People 2020 reflect the strong state of the science supporting the health benefits of regular physical activity among youth and adults, as identified in the PAG. Regular physical activity includes participation in moderate and vigorous physical activities and muscle-strengthening activities.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Safe Routes to School Toolkit includes resources and activities for creating safe transportation routes for children and families.
The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program is designed to encourage active and safe transportation for children to school. This report examines the potential broader impact of these programs on communities within 0.5 mile (0.8 km) of schools. Results suggest that SRTS projects in urban areas can improve the walking and bicycling environment for adults as well as for children, the target users. Investment in SRTS can contribute to increased physical activity among children and adults.
Worksite nutrition and physical activity programs are designed to improve health-related behaviors and health outcomes. These programs can include one or more approaches to support behavioral change including informational and educational, behavioral and social, and policy and environmental strategies.
A community food council examines how the local food system operates, and provides policy recommendations to improve that system. A food council is often made up of a diverse group of stakeholders for the purpose of improving the food environment within a particular community.Creating a food council through resolution is a powerful tool that a local government can utilize to interact with the community in policymaking and seek guidance on complex issues. Food councils are becoming more commonly used and have proven to be an effective process for implementing and executing state and local food policies. The resources included in this guide provide direction to local communities seeking to create and implement food councils and increase access to healthy, affordable food.
The SNAP-Ed Library is the place for locating SNAP-Ed tools and resources. The interface is built for easy, hassle-free searching. In addition to key word searching, you can sort resources by subject areas such as format, target audience, state, SNAP-Ed intervention channels, evidence base and evaluation, and more. The SNAP-Ed Library contains materials useful to every aspect of a SNAP-Ed program. It is a comprehensive tool that provides information about SNAP-Ed Toolkit intervention, educational materials, SNAP-Ed programs, and much more. All SNAP-Ed Library entries meet inclusion criteria.
There is no single or simple solution to the obesity epidemic. It’s a complex problem and there has to be a multifaceted approach. Policy makers, state and local organizations, business and community leaders, school, childcare and healthcare professionals, and individuals must work together to create an environment that supports a healthy lifestyle. There are several ways state and local organizations can create a supportive environment to promote healthy living behaviors that prevent obesity.
The Child Nutrition Forum – a diverse group of hundreds of national organizations – urges Congress to make critical investments and improvements in the upcoming Child Nutrition Reauthorization that would increase and protect access to quality, nutritious foods in programs that serve children in child care, at home, during school and out of school. Such an investment is critical to improving the overall well-being of millions of children in America. Here is the link to the website where you can find more information about the forum and resources from all the partner organizations.
webinars, talking points, and fact sheet explain the importance of reducing sodium for health, and provide businesses and public health professionals with the facts about consumer preferences, financial costs, and feasibility. Each resource provides real-world examples from businesses that have successfully reduced sodium in the foods they offer.
The CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity has released its 2014 state- and territory-specific data on the percentage of adults with obesity using self-reported information from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). New adult obesity prevalence maps are available online at www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html. This new data shows that the proportion of adults in the United States with obesity remained high in 2014, with estimates across states/territories ranging from 21.3% in Colorado to 35.9% in Arkansas.
CX3 is a powerful tool that captures and communicates neighborhood-level data to promote healthier communities. This site provides tools for collecting and measuring food quality, availability and affordability in low-income communities. Armed with these data, health and nutrition advocates around the state are engaging and inspiring community members and partners to pursue healthy food. CX3 is a project of the Nutrition Education Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOPB) in partnership with local health departments.