254067 A Roadmap for Local Health Department Leadership in Building Healthy Communities

Monday, October 31, 2011: 3:10 PM

Kenneth D. Smith, PhD , Lead Senior Analyst, Chronic Disease and Environmental Health, National Association of County and City Health Officials, Washington, DC
This presentation will focus on NACCHO's work to support Chronic Disease prevention through policy, systems, and environmental changes (PSE) in local health department jurisdictions. The session will highlight the “Roadmap for Chronic Disease Prevention: Building National Capacity For Population Health,” a NACCHO policy brief that provides a framework for how to build LHD capacity for PSE. The session will highlight successful implementation of PSE by LHD-based ACHIEVE communities to address chronic disease.

Learning Areas:
Chronic disease management and prevention
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe the development of the “Roadmap for Chronic Disease Prevention: Building National Capacity for Population Health” Describe a number of key examples of policy, systems and environmental change strategies that have been successfully implemented in ACHIEVE communities. Identify the 7 key functions associated with Population-Based Chronic Disease Prevention. Describes NACCHO’s role in supporting Health Department’s chronic disease prevention initiatives.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I provide technical and other assistance to support local health departments across the country at building healthier communities through policy, systems, and environmental change. I am a former director of chronic disease prevention for a major city and a health economist with over 12 years of research on chronic disease.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.