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National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP)
4770 Buford Hwy, NE
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Atlanta, GA 30341-3717

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Program Integration: Coming Soon Through a Learning Community Near You!
    CDC representatives will provide an overview of the Chronic Disease Center’s efforts in program integration, including the nationwide collaborative Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) and the negotiated agreement pilot projects in Colorado, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Wisconsin.  The session will also feature group discussions to generate ideas for developing a learning community for all states and partners – an interactive forum for sharing current strategies and materials related to integration, lessons learned, challenges encountered, and early successes as states move forward with their integration efforts.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

  • Creating Communities of Opportunity for Everyone
    Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and chief executive officer of PolicyLink, will discuss practical applications of the principles of community engagement and empowerment to accelerate progress in health promotion, disease prevention and health equity. Attendees will gain an understanding of the effective use of policy approaches – particularly through partnerships with advocates outside of the traditional health sector, such as housing, transportation, economic development and urban planning – in improving and sustaining individual and community health. She also will discuss PolicyLink’s role in the new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity and provide her perspectives on the public health implications of the economic stimulus package.

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10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  • A01 Integrating Chronic Disease and Maternal and Child Health to Address Gestational Diabetes

  • A02 Monitoring and Mapping Community Health

  • A03 Weight in the Heart of Jordan

  • A04 Smoking Out Disparities in Diabetes

  • A05 Eying Diabetes Disparities and Risk Factors

  • A06 Low Income, High Body Weight: A Lesson in Schools

  • A07 People Policy: Interventions for Tobacco Control

  • A08 Evidence in Practice of Chronic Disease Control

  • A09 Models of Health in the Worksite, Clinic, and Community

  • A10 Bringing Media to Public Health and Public Health to Media

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1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

  • B01 Healthy Eating in West Virginia Schools

  • B02 Proliferating Local Policies for Healthier Built Environments

  • B03 The Southern State of Hypertension

  • B04 Community Allies in the Delta and Beyond

  • B05 Tracking Colon Cancer from the High Plains to the Cherokee Nation

  • B06 Reaching for the Root of Health Disparities

  • B07 Diabetes Prevention—Hispanic (Life) Style

  • B08 Managing Arthritis—A Matter of Self-Education

  • B09 Facing the Challenges of Aging

  • B10 Translating Evidence-Based Genomic Services Into Practice

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2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

  • C01 Hoping for Health Equity: A Community Effort

  • C02 Handling Hurricanes: Formal and Informal Responses

  • C03 Putting Prevention Into Practice in Clinics & Schools

  • C04 Quitlines as Lifelines from Tobacco Dependence

  • C05 Comprehending the Comprehensive: Cancer Control

  • C06 Measuring Up to the Obesity Problem

  • C07 Changing Partners in Chronic Disease

  • C08 Training the Next Generation: The Prevention Research Centers and
    Association of Schools of Public Health Minority Fellowship Program

  • C09 Team Up: A Partnership Model for Disseminating Evidence-Based Interventions

  • C10 ACHIEVE Initiative: Promoting Healthy Communities through Policies and
    Community Action and Innovative Partnerships

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

  • Going Green, Getting Healthy: Searching for the Sweet Spot
    Dr. Howard Frumkin, Director of CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health, and Adam Werbach, founder and CEO of Act Now and Saatchi & Saatchi S, will discuss the synergies between environmentalism and public health. Attendees will gain an understanding of the impact on chronic disease risk of environmental conditions ranging from pollution exposure to community design to climate change; the interconnectedness of energy policy, environmental policy, economic sustainability and health systems reform; the essential elements for creating a national health and wellness movement, drawing especially from the green movement’s success in harnessing the passion of young people; and practical steps for making the sustainability issue local and personal.

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10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  • D01 More Than an Oasis: Health Needs of South LA

  • D02 Physical Activity, Parks and Promotoras

  • D03 Health Messages for – and Health Providers from – All People

  • D04 Steps and Stories for Community Health

  • D05 Cancer Prevention and Care: the Statewide Approach

  • D06 Healthier Communities East and West

  • D07 Vote & Vax: Disease Prevention at Polling Places

  • D08 Reducing Oral Health Disparities Through Evidence-based Tools and Programs

  • D09 Cultivating Upstream Community Approaches to Chronic Disease Prevention and Health
    Promotion: Examples from the Steps Program

  • D10 Focus on People: Emerging Trends and Opportunities Using Personal Health Records for Chronic Disease Management, Health Promotion, and Data Collection

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1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • E01 Obesity Prevention: A Matter of Policy

  • E02 Health Disparities: The Canadian and Connecticut Model

  • E03 Never Too Late: Smoking Cessation for Chronic Disease Patients

  • E04 State and National Partners in Cancer Control

  • E05 The Twain Meet: Preventing Disease in Hong Kong and the U.S.

  • E06 From State to Nation, Now to Then: Health Partnerships

  • E07 Beyond Co-existing: Mental and Addiction Disorders as Emerging Chronic Diseases

  • E08 Enhancing Dissemination of an Effective Intervention through a Web-based Tool

  • E09 Lifelong Communities: A Regional Strategy from the Ground Up

  • E10 10 Years Eliminating Health Disparities: The REACH Experience

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2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

  • F01 Brain Food and Tennis Shoes: School Wellness Policies

  • F02 Working at Quitting, Quitting at Work: Smoking Cessation

  • F03 Do It For Others, Do It For Yourself: Motivating Minority Populations

  • F04 Going Local: Preventing Diabetes through Health Departments and Communities

  • F05 From Desert to Garden: Promoting Healthy Foods in the Inner City

  • F06 Predictors and Programs: Gauging the Obesity Problem Among Children and Minorities

  • F07 Healthy Partnerships, Healthier Communities

  • F08 Integrating Prevention and Wellness in State Health Reform Initiatives

  • F09 The Healthy Communities Movement – Two Decades Strong, Lessons from the Field

  • F10 Chronic Disease Prevention Policies and Practices in Schools—United States, 2006

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

  • Public Health and the Economic Stimulus Package
    Representatives from CDC and the states will lead an informal question-and-answer discussion of the current status of the “Recovery Rebates and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act of 2008,” including issues related to the accountability and potential impact of public health activities funded in the stimulus package.

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9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

  • G01 Go Outside and Play—Safely
  • G02 Mammography Disparities in Use, Trends in Diagnosis
  • G03 No More Excuses Colon Cancer Screening
  • G04 What Works? Preventing Childhood Obesity
  • G05 Pearls and Ambassadors: Bring Health to the Aging
  • G06 Global Approaches to Evidence-Based Chronic Disease Control
  • G07 Sodium, Blood Pressure and Strategies to Reduce Dietary Intake
  • G08 Transportation in America: How Does it Affect Our Health?
  • G09 Multiple Perspectives on Program Integration: Voices From CDC’s Program Integration Demonstration States
  • G10 Global Applications of the Social Determinants of Health

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10:35 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

  • Directors’ Perspective and Response to Conference Challenge
    The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion was created in 1988 and is celebrating 20 years of progress in the prevention and control of chronic disease. Panel members represent the past and present directorship of the Center – Dr. Jeffrey P. Koplan of Emory University; Dr. James S. Marks of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; and Dr. Janet L. Collins of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – along with Dr. Ala Alwan, Assistant Director-General of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health at the World Health Organization. Each director will give their perspective on the issues, successes and future challenges in the prevention and control of chronic disease, both in the United States and globally. In particular, they will react to the Conference Challenge and discuss strategies for ensuring “health in all policies” to accelerate progress in cultivating healthy communities in a healthier world. The discussion will be moderated by Sally Squires, former medical and health writer and nationally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post and now Director of Health and Wellness for Weber Shandwick, a global public relations firm. Conference participants will leave with a challenge and a call to action to stimulate greater efforts across government, private and civil sectors to prevent disease, promote health and achieve health equity.

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Page last modified: February 5, 2009
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