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Perspectives in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion 1990 Secretary's Community Health Promotion Awards

On October 9, 1990, the Secretary of Health and Human Services announced the 173 recipients of the 1990 Secretary's Community Health Promotion Awards. Thirty-two projects received the Secretary's Award for Excellence in Community Health Promotion, 92 received the Secretary's Outstanding Community Health Promotion Certificate of Merit, and 49 received the Secretary's Letter of Recognition.

The awards were established in 1982 to recognize the efforts of communities, states, and territories to improve the health of their citizens. All state and territorial health agencies are invited by the CDC director to participate in the awards program. Awards are based on a consideration of the following criteria: a statement of the problem to be addressed, clear and measurable objectives, a description of the work accomplished, and an evaluation of the project.

Projects receiving the Secretary's Award for Excellence in Community Health Promotion addressed current leading health problems in the following categories of the 1990 Health Objectives for the Nation (1): HEALTH PROMOTION Smoking and Health Rocky Mountain Tobacco-Free Challenge (Phoenix, Arizona)

Project S.O.S. (Snuff Out Smokeless) (Springfield, Illinois) Coalition for a SmokeFree Anderson County (Anderson, South Carolina) Misuse of Alcohol and Drugs Youth Educator Program (Pleasant Hill, California)

Project I-STAR (Indiana Students Taught Awareness and Resistance) (Indianapolis, Indiana)

Drinking and Driving Reduction Program (Hattiesburg, Mississippi)

Mountain Community Health Choices (Park City, Utah)Physical Fitness and Exercise

U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command (TACOM) Corporate Fitness Program (Warren, Michigan) General San Francisco Adult Day Health Network (San Francisco, California)

Colorado Action for Healthy People (Denver, Colorado) Almost Home Program (Grand Island, Nebraska) Zuni Wellness Center (Zuni, New Mexico) Community Health Advocacy Program (CHAP) (Greenville, North Carolina)

HIV/AIDS Awareness & Prevention Program (Hendersonville, North Carolina)

Cleveland Health Education Project (Cleveland, Ohio) Resource Education and Community Health Project (R.E.A.C.H.) (Vermillion, South Dakota)

Worksite and Community Health Promotion/Risk Reduction Project (Marion, Virginia)

Harrison County Health Education Enrichment Pilot Program (Clarksburg, West Virginia) PREVENTIVE HEALTH SERVICES Cancer Screening and Control Project Nammy (Native American Mammography) (Fort Thompson, South Dakota)Diabetes Screening and Control

"Paso a Paso" (Step by Step) (El Paso, Texas) Hispanic Diabetes Detection and Education Program (Toledo, Ohio) Family Planning and Pregnancy and Infant Health Youth Yellow Pages, Teen Pregnancy/Parenting Program (Idaho Falls, Idaho)

The Bronx Community Based Perinatal Outreach and Education Program (South Bronx, New York)

Sullivan County Health Department/Kingsport City Schools Family Life Education (Blountville, Tennessee) General Self Help Group Development (Atlanta, Georgia)

Foot Care for the Homeless (Chicago, Illinois) Adolescent Services Network (Rootstown, Ohio) HEALTH PROTECTION Accident Prevention and Injury Control Tucson Drowning Prevention Committee (Tucson, Arizona)

Community and Home Injury Prevention Project for Seniors (CHIPPS) (San Francisco, California)

Monroe County Toy Safety Program (Rochester, New York) Injury Prevention Program (Monroe, Wisconsin) Toxic Agent Control Drainage Water Pollution Control Program (Fort Worth, Texas)

This recognition of successful projects promotes them as models for programs in other areas. Interested agencies should contact the appropriate state health departments for more specific information. Descriptive abstracts of all 173 projects are available in the computerized Combined Health Information Database through Bibliographic Retrieval Services (BRS) Information Technologies.

A publication describing the Secretary's Health Promotion Awards Program and the 1990 awards will be available in January 1991 from state health departments and from the Coordinator, Secretary's Health Promotion Awards Program, Division of Chronic Disease Control and Community Intervention, Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Mailstop F46, CDC, Atlanta, GA 30333; telephone (404) 488-4605. Reported by: Community Health Promotion Br, Div of Chronic Disease Control and Community Intervention, Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC.


  1. Public Health Service. Promoting health/preventing disease: objectives for the nation. Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, 1980.

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