Partnering 4 Health
Partnering 4 Health, under the National Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention program, brought together the:
- American Heart Association
- American Planning Association
- National WIC Association
- Directors of Health Promotion and Education
in a nationwide effort to prevent and control chronic diseases, like diabetes and heart disease, through population-based strategies at the community level.
FACT: Chronic diseases are responsible for 7 out of 10 deaths each year in the United States.
FACT: Treating people with chronic diseases accounts for 86% of our nation’s healthcare costs.
FACT: Chronic diseases are among the most preventable – they can be effectively controlled and managed.
Helping Americans live healthier lives
Partnering4Health focused on:
- Improving nutrition
- Enhancing community linkages for clinical care
- Increasing physical activity
- Improving chronic disease prevention
- Reducing tobacco use and exposure
This effort supported communities trying to overcome barriers that prevent people from making healthier choices.
Partnering4Health supported communities seeking to make healthy living easier where people live, learn, work, and play.
The national organizations worked 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’ ability to increase capacity and achieve sustainable improvements that will continue after the program funding ends.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Community Health provided funding for the project and led the national conversation to create healthy communities.
The organizations promoted healthy lifestyles through nutrition, physical activity, no tobacco, and clinical community linkages.
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