REACH: Improving Lives, Inspiring Hope Hear how local communities take action to improve the health of their residents and reduce racial and ethnic health disparities. Addressing several chronic health conditions including diabetes, cardiovascular health, asthma, cancer, and obesity, innovative programs meet local health needs and demonstrate positive impact.
Carolyn Jenkins, DrPh (Medical University of South Carolina)
Hear how a community diabetes education class in South Carolina is changing lives and perceptions about diabetes.
Karen Hearod, LCSW, Todd Baughman, LPN (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)
Learn how a healthy heart message was delivered to the Choctaw Nation through a local cooking show.
Charmaine Rudduck, MS (The Institute for Urban Family Health, New York)
See how the Bronx Health REACH Coalition and its community partners successfully promoted low-fat, skim milk only policy in New York public schools.
Mary Ann Foo, MPH (Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance, Inc., California)
Watch how a local hospital promoted breast and cervical cancer screening to Pacific Islander and Southeast Asian women.
Dean Cleghorn, EdD (Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Massachusetts)
Hear a personal story about how a community diabetes education program helped a woman learn to better manage her diabetes medications.
Mona Fouad, MD, MPH (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Learn how community health advisors were trained to educate racial and ethnic women about the importance of mammography.
Elizabeth Woods, MD, MPH (Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts)
Through home visits and nurse case management, see how the Community Asthma initiative in Boston is reducing the need for asthma-related emergency department (ED) visits and hospital admissions.
Nicolette Warren, MS, MCHES (Society for Public Health Education, Washington, DC)
Hear how local Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) chapters collaborate with community groups to advance diabetes prevention and management.
Simona Kwon, DrPH, MPH (New York University School of Medicine, New York)
See how research helped develop a Hepatitis B education program for Chinese and Korean communities in New York City.
Joyce Jones Guinyard, DC (UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity, California)
Learn how physical activity in the workplace is helping eliminate cardiovascular disease and diabetes disparities in racial and ethnic communities.
Kathryn Sen, SPHN (Schenectady County Public Health Service, New York)
Hear how community partnerships help the West Indian population of Schenectady County prevent and control type 2 diabetes.
CPPW Community Profile Videos
View these videos from Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) communities that have implemented a variety of changes throughout the community to make healthy living easier.
CPPW Promotional Video This video highlights the efforts of CPPW communities as they build healthier environments for their residents.
Making Health Easier: Healthy Changes Start in Preschool
This video highlights the efforts of one educational organization, Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP), to keep kids healthy at an early age. Childhood obesity now affects approximately one in six kids and disproportionately affects low-income and minority populations. LAUP teaches kids healthy habits and is incorporating small, healthy changes that can be made in any classroom—like teaching fun dances and providing nutritious snacks.