Partnering 4 Health

Partnering 4 Health, under the National Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention program, brings together the

  • American Heart Association
  • American Planning Association
  • National WIC Association
  • Directors of Health Promotion and Education

to implement, evaluate and disseminate evidence and practice based community health activities.

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The national organizations work together to coordinate strategies and technical assistance to maximize collective impact, increase national and local awareness of community health work, and ensure that identified communities are able to increase their capacity and achieve sustainable improvements that will continue after the program funding ends.

The five organizations work together under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Community Health program to provide financial resources, guidance, training, tools, and other assistance to local coalitions interested in creating communities where people can achieve optimal health through developing their capacity to implement policy, systems, and environmental improvements.

Through the following health observances, the organizations promote healthy lifestyles through nutrition, physical activity, no tobacco and clinical community linkages.

February – American Heart Month

March – National Nutrition Month

April – Every Kid Healthy Week

May – National Stroke Awareness Month

May 31 – World No Tobacco Day

June – Men’s Health Month

July – National Park and Recreation Month

August – National Farmers Market Week

September – Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® Month

October 5 – National Walk to School Day