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.

Basic component

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.
Enhanced component

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.

Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity’s (DNPAO) Implementation Guidance and Resources for Cooperative Agreement CDC-RFA-DP14-1416, Programs to Reduce Obesity in High Obesity Areas pdf icon[PDF-986KB]

This document contains guidance to help implement recommended strategies for the Programs to Reduce Obesity in High Obesity Areas. For each strategy and corresponding interventions, there is background information, suggested activities and implementation guidance. The guidance provided is not intended to be comprehensive.

List of State Public Health Action awardees by state, fiscal year 2017 funding amounts, state profiles, principal investigator names and email addresses.
State FY2017 Funding Amount State Profile Principal Investigator Email Address
Alabama $140,416 pdf icon[PDF-831KB] James McVay
Alaska $117,051 pdf icon[PDF-1.47MB] Kathy Allely
Arizona $428,567 pdf icon[PDF-2.30MB] Sheila Sjolander
Arkansas $415,125 pdf icon[PDF-1.90MB] Alysia Cover
California $596,691 pdf icon[PDF-1.04MB] Caroline Peck
Colorado $409,272 pdf icon[PDF-2.64MB] Gabriel Kaplan
Connecticut $373,956 pdf icon[PDF-1.70MB] Mehul Dalal
Delaware $117,247 pdf icon[PDF-646KB] Fred Gatto
District of Columbia $139,352 pdf icon[PDF-3.32MB] Robin Diggs Outlaw
Florida $527,149 pdf icon[PDF-692KB] Darcy Abbott
Georgia $147,932 pdf icon[PDF-1.71MB] Jean O’Conner
Hawaii $117,718 pdf icon[PDF-1.56MB] Lola Irvin
Idaho $369,027 pdf icon[PDF-3.84MB] Sonja Schriever
Illinois $129,305 pdf icon[PDF-2.59MB] Conny Mueller Moody
Indiana $435,127 pdf icon[PDF-837KB] Laura Heinrich
Iowa $373,433 pdf icon[PDF-702KB] Jill Myers-Geadelmann
Kansas $383,823 pdf icon[PDF-734KB] Paula Clayton
Kentucky $410,455 pdf icon[PDF-5.09MB] Connie White
Louisiana $143,119 pdf icon[PDF-764KB] Caroline Brazeel
Maine $376,977 pdf icon[PDF-837KB] Debra Wigand
Maryland $418,557 pdf icon[PDF-655KB] Donald Shell
Massachusetts $419,323 pdf icon[PDF-3.28MB] Lea Susan Ojamaa
Michigan $486,769 pdf icon[PDF-686KB] Teri Scorcia Wilson
Minnesota $418,070 pdf icon[PDF-3.71MB] Mary Manning
Mississippi $417,318 pdf icon[PDF-680KB] Victor Sutton
Missouri $429,325 pdf icon[PDF-1.83MB] Belinda Heimericks
Montana $381,936 pdf icon[PDF-5.79MB] Todd Harwell
Nebraska $372,205 pdf icon[PDF-2.64MB] Kay Wenzl
Nevada $119,077 pdf icon[PDF-3.285MB] Richard Whitley
New Hampshire $117,661 pdf icon[PDF-2.87MB] Jose Montero
New Jersey $463,910 pdf icon[PDF-1.91MB] Melita Jordan
New Mexico $141,780 pdf icon[PDF-3.77MB] David Vigil
New York $527,051 pdf icon[PDF-2.46MB] Patricia Waniewski
North Carolina $500,104 pdf icon[PDF-3.08MB] Cathy Thomas
North Dakota $117,022 pdf icon[PDF-2.76MB] Karalee Harper
Ohio $127,970 pdf icon[PDF-2.06MB] Barbara Pryor
Oklahoma $120,153 pdf icon[PDF-3.77MB] Jon Lowry
Oregon $379,542 pdf icon[PDF-4.12MB] Karen Girard
Pennsylvania $515,491 pdf icon[PDF-2.32MB] Tiffany Bransteitter
Rhode Island $376,698 pdf icon[PDF-2.25MB] Ana Novais
South Carolina $452,753 pdf icon[PDF-2.68MB] Joseph Kyle
South Dakota $117,763 pdf icon[PDF-2.77MB] Linda Ahrendt
Tennessee $454,329 pdf icon[PDF-6.30MB] Melissa Blair
Texas $162,980 pdf icon[PDF-3.94MB] Patty Moore
Utah $373,184 pdf icon[PDF-1.91MB] Nicole Bissonette
Vermont $116,963 pdf icon[PDF-2.59MB] Robin Edelman
Virginia $463,180 pdf icon[PDF-4.41MB] Letha Fisher
Washington $467,195 pdf icon[PDF-2.61MB] Pama Joyner
West Virginia $137,797 pdf icon[PDF-2.23MB] Joe Barker
Wisconsin $423,732 pdf icon[PDF-3.29MB] Timothy Corden
Wyoming $116,904 pdf icon[PDF-2.45MB] Randel Hotle
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