State Public Health Actions (1305) (2013-2018)
CDC’s State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Associated Risk Factors and Promote School Health
The State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Associated Risk Factors and Promote School Health (State Public Health Actions) grant was a multifaceted initiative to improve health for all Americans through coordinated chronic disease prevention programs. The State Public Health Actions grant funded statewide initiatives to prevent, manage, and reduce the risk factors associated with chronic diseases—including childhood and adult obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
To maximize efficiency, states engaged in cross-cutting activities that capitalized on similarities of these chronic diseases and many of the methods to prevent and/or control them. Work areas included implementing environmental approaches to support healthful behaviors, health system interventions to improve effective delivery of care, community-clinical linkages to support prevention and management of high blood pressure and diabetes, and collecting and analyzing data to guide work.
State Public Health Actions was a national program that provided a base level of funding to all 50 states and DC to focus on underlying strategies that addressed all of these diseases. All states were required to put key strategies into action in their states including the following DNPAO priority strategies:
- Promote the adoption of food service guidelines and nutrition standards, which include sodium.
- Promote the adoption of physical activity in early child care centers, schools, and work sites.
Additional resources were provided to 32 states to enable more intensive interventions and greater health outcomes for these chronic conditions including the following DNPAO priority strategies:
- Increase access to healthy foods and beverages.
- Increase physical activity access and outreach.
- Increase access to breastfeeding friendly environments.