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Program Impact

This website is archived for historical purposes and is no longer being maintained or updated.

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

Resources and information about the impact of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) program are provided below for community health professionals, researchers, government staff, and others who want to learn more about this program.


For Community Health Professionals

Articles from the Field

Preventing Chronic Disease — Communities Putting Prevention to Work [PDF-5M]
Eight articles from CPPW awardees that focus on supporting healthy eating by changing the retail environment.

Preventive Medicine — Communities Putting Prevention to Work
Nine articles from CPPW awardees that focus on program findings related to improving nutrient content of school meals; influence of a mass media campaign on knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors; trail use in urban settings; and more.

Human Interest Stories

The links below offer stories of how CPPW awardee efforts made big improvements in the lives of Americans across the country.

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For Researchers


Community Based Interventions: Executive Summary [PDF-253K]
Summarizes activities conducted as part of the CPPW program. Includes a CPPW program overview, technical assistance provided to awardees, local and national evaluation activities, major accomplishments, and lessons learned.


For Government Staff

Overall Impact Summaries

Community-Based Interventions to Decrease Obesity and Tobacco Exposure and Reduce Health Care Costs: Outcome Estimates From Communities Putting Prevention to Work for 2010–2020 [PDF-903K]
This article describes short-term and potential long-term benefits of the CPPW program. Click here to read the article online.

Community Health: Short- and Long-Term Findings and Benefits [PDF-150K]
Summarizes short-term findings and projected long-term benefits of CPPW. Presents examples of published local evaluation findings from CPPW communities.

Community Health Key Findings [PDF-321K]
Includes background, success stories, and short- and long-term benefits of the program.