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Watch and share a selection of online videos that address community health and chronic disease prevention. View CDC-TV and CDC’s YouTube channel for more videos. Visit CDC Social Media Tools, Guidelines & Best Practices for guidelines and best practices on YouTube and online video.

REACH Video and Vignettes

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.

Austin/Travis County, Texas

The Cherokee Nation

Hamilton County, Ohio

Los Angeles County, California

San Antonio, Texas


Related Videos

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.

The Obesity Epidemic
This video explains the many factors that have contributed to the obesity epidemic, and showcases several community initiatives taking place to prevent and reduce obesity. Obesity is a national epidemic and a major contributor to some of the leading causes of death in the U.S., including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and some types of cancer. We need to change our communities into places that strongly support healthy eating and active living.

Finding Balance
More than one third of U.S. adults are obese. Weight gain occurs when you consume more calories than your body uses. Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight will help you prevent and control many diseases and conditions. The key is FINDING A BALANCE in your lifestyle that includes healthy eating and regular physical activity.

A Change for Life
In this video, experts and people with prediabetes talk about how type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by making lifestyle changes that include weight loss and more physical activity. People with prediabetes discuss how group lifestyle change classes helped them learn and keep healthy habits.


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