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Assistance Programs for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Examples of funded projects...

The Cardiovascular Health Program (CVH): The New York Healthy Heart Program has partnered with its Dairy Council to educate the public about the benefits of drinking low-fat milk. The campaign increased the sale of milk by five percent and the sale of low fat milk by 15 percent. It has also assessed more than 600 businesses concerning a heart healthy worksite. Based on this assessment over 300 worksites have implement changes to make it easier for their employees to be heart healthy during the workday: workday: offering low-fat food choices in vending machines, being smoke-free, smoke-free, providing physical activity breaks during the workday, making stairwells safe, and safe, and encouraging employees to be physically active. The North Carolina CVH Carolina CVH Program provided the Strike Out Stroke program that targets hypertension targets hypertension in African Americans in partnership with the North the North Carolina Association of Pharmacies and through local health departments. The Missouri CVH Program partners with the State Diabetes State Diabetes Control Program (DCPC) and Federal qualified health centers to improve to improve outcome measures related to Diabetes and CVD. Arthritis. The Georgia Division of Public Health Georgia Division of Public Health piloted a physical activity program for persons with arthritis in Georgia's West Central Health District. Three counties, representing urban, small town, and rural populations, participated. The program was led by community leaders. Teams of 10 people with arthritis participated in 10 weeks of physical activity such as walking, gardening, swimming, and ballroom dancing. Team captains held group activities for their teams and provided educational materials and telephone encouragement. Participants kept logs of their physical activity each week. This project has served as a catalyst for social change in the area. Local residents recognizing the need for a safe place to engage in physical activity, have formed a coalition to advocate for such a place from the county commission. With CDC support, Alabama is developing and evaluating a community project in an underserved rural African-American community. This project involves the community in developing resources for arthritis, including the delivery of the Arthritis Self help Course. Because of the partnerships developed through this program, a rheumatologist travels 2 hour from Tuscaloosa once a month to offer specialized are for people with arthritis. In addition , the community has recognized the need for a place in which to walk. Through the arthritis Partnership developed, funds have been identified which can be used to develop walking trails within the community. REACH: The Coalition headed by the Lowell Community Health Center, in Lowell Massachusetts, serves the Cambodian community. This coalition has held learning tours to familiarize Cambodians with the emergency medical services and other related services in the community: police stations, hospitals, City hall. It has distributed over 1000 brochures and over 1000 t-shirts with health messages. A health festival was held in FY 2001. Of major significance due to the numbers of persons that are reached, a weekly radio program is held by the program director. Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness maintains a motto of "Wellness through Empowerment." The health priority area of focus is cardiovascular disease. The communities served are within the Atlanta Empowerment Zone which has high rates of CVD. The population served are African American Families. This REACH 2010 project has over 90 partners within the coalition. One of these is the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC). ABC has recruited 30 churches, and 50 beauty salons and barber shops and has trained over 150 people to provide CVD education. Two additional partners, the Sisters Action Team

About this section

This section indicates the different types of projects which have been funded in the past. Only projects funded under Project Grants or Direct Payments for Specified Use should be listed here. The examples give potential applicants an idea of the types of projects that may be accepted for funding. The agency should list at least five examples of the most recently funded projects.