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CPPW in Action

This program is no longer funded. Learn more about current DCH programs.

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Communities can produce broad, lasting health outcomes by making healthier choices available to and practical for their residents through environmental change. From making fresh fruits and vegetables accessible and affordable through farmer's markets, to offering tobacco education and smoking–cessation resources, the availability of healthier choices can affect the behaviors and practices of many people simultaneously. As a result, positive environmental changes can help to reduce the burden of chronic diseases and other health problems related to obesity and tobacco use.

Click on the links below for examples of how CPPW communities are building healthier environments for their residents.

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Physical Activity

CPPW communities are changing environments to increase opportunities for physical activity. More

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CPPW communities are implementing changes to help improve the nutrition of their residents. More

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Tobacco Use Prevention and Control

CPPW communities are addressing tobacco use and reducing exposure to secondhand smoke. More