The way we design & build our communities affects our health. CDC works with local & state partners to create healthy communities that provide safe & convenient opportunities for people to walk, bike, & use public transit.
Source: Welcome to the Challenge
We believe a healthy city/county is economically competitive, inclusive and equitable. That’s why we’ve called on cities and counties across the country to join the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge. The Challenge is a partnership between the Aetna Foundation, the American Public Health Association and the National Association of Counties and administered by CEOs For Cities. The partnership empowers small to mid-size U.S. cities and counties to create a positive health impact.
Durham and Carrabus counties in North Carolina highlight their successful event on health policy and innovation, and Gulfport, Mississippi showcases pictures of a community garden designed by elementary school students. Catch up on Wyandotte County, Kansas‘ new video that highlights their “Safe Routes to Parks” approach. And Mecklenburg County, North Carolina’s new video shows how their Village HeartBEAT program will expand thanks to the Challenge.
Check out our map page to learn more about how our HealthyCommunity50 are improving health in the areas of healthy behaviors, community safety, built environment, social/economic factors and environmental exposures.
We’re awarding more than $1.5 million in prizes to cities, counties and federally recognized tribes most able to show measurable changes in health and wellness over the next several years.
Questions about the Challenge? Email email@example.com or call Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge Director Debbie Nadzam at 216-523-7348.
Toward Data-Driven, Cross-Sector, and Community-Led Transformation: Academy Health provides an overview of the findings including the who, the what and the how.
The Community Health Peer Learning Program (CHP), a partnership of AcademyHealth and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), conducted an environmental scan of multisector initiatives driving toward population health improvement at the community level, many with a focus on capturing, sharing, integrating, and using data to support their work. The scan and ensuing report confirm the emergence and rapid expansion of such efforts, and reflect a growing recognition that local conditions often drive the environmental and social determinants of health. Many place-based population health improvement efforts, therefore, involve sectors outside of health care (e.g., housing, education, criminal justice), and this report profiles several different programs and strategies designed to build and sustain these cross-sector collaborations. The report also conveys the scale, scope, and diversity of ongoing efforts, and offers insights into common challenges, emerging strategies, and promising practices to accelerate progress.Ultimately, the scan and associated report reveal the emergence of a movement—a convergence of programs and people connecting across traditional and non-traditional boundaries, and working together to improve community health.
Download the Executive Summary above, or click here for the full report.
Source: Toward Data-Driven, Cross-Sector, and Community-Led Transformation: Executive Summary | Academy Health
Knowledge Translation Case Book
Source: KT Casebook
The Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) has developed the Knowledge Translation (KT) Casebook to highlight what NIDILRR grantees are doing in the area of knowledge translation. Many grantees have indicated that they feel the development of a casebook of KT activities and accomplishments will help to:
- Learn from each other’s experiences
- Make connections with other grantees that may facilitate and expand our KT actions
- Gain new ideas about KT strategies being used by other grantees
- Identify KT examples that have focused on stakeholder or target audiences of interest
- Expand awareness of the KT accomplishments being made by NIDILRR grantees
We will update these entries as appropriate and add more NIDILRR grantees’ KT stories to the KT Casebook annually. If your NIDILRR grant project would like to share your experience to be included in the next KT Casebook, please contact us today!
Kathleen M. Bishop, Mary Hogan, Matthew P. Janicki, Seth M. Keller, Ronald Lucchino, Dawna T. Mughal, Elizabeth A. Perkins, Baldev K. Singh, Kathy Service, Sarah Wolfson, and the Health Planning Work Group of the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices (2015)
Guidelines for Dementia-Related Health Advocacy for Adults With Intellectual Disability and Dementia: National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, February 2015, Vol. 53, No. 1, pp. 2-29. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1352/1934-9556-53.1.2
Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities
Volume 11 Number 3 pp 176–191 September 2014
Matthew P. Janicki and Seth M. Keller
Andrea Gossett Zakrajsek, Joy Hammel, & Joseph A. Scazzero
Volume 27, Issue 2 March