3313.0 ACHIEVE (Action Communities for Health, Innovation and Environmental Change)

Monday, October 31, 2011: 2:30 PM
Population-based chronic disease prevention is a significant public health issue that is being addressed in many communities throughout our nation. Presenters at this session will discuss existing initiatives, including the ACHIEVE model funded by CDC through four national partners, including NACCHO. A representative from Alexandria Department of Health in Virginia will discuss implementation of their ACHIEVE program, Alexandria's Childhood Obesity Action Network (COAN), a community coalition that works to promote active lifestyles and health eating through policy, systems, and environmental changes. This session will outline some of the successes of COAN and will discuss the process the coalition went through and some of COAN's "lessons learned." In addition, representatives from NACCHO and other sponsoring programs will share their work in policy, systems, and environmental changes at the state and national levels.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the development of the Roadmap for Chronic Disease Prevention. 2. Describe effective ways for community coalitions to develop partnerships and positively influence health policy change. 3. Discuss facilitators and barriers for coalitions undertaking environmental and policy change work.
Nancy Shapiro, MA, RN

2:50 PM

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Organized by: APHA-Committee on Affiliates
Endorsed by: Health Administration

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)