The Foundation's program, Leadership for Healthy Communities: Advancing Policies to Support Healthy Eating and Active Living, was designed to work with elected and appointed officials to create and promote healthier communities.The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is the nonprofit organization representing the approximately 2,860 local health departments (LHDs) nationwide. NACCHO's policy intervention will bring together a core group of health officials from its Big Cities Community of Practice group, who will implement as many as 12 different policy targets that entail pricing strategies for sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) or strategies to reduce youth exposure to SSB marketing. Working with other policy leaders in their cities, this core group of health official policymakers will be the catalyst for the diffusion of high-impact SSB policies across all big city and metropolitan local health departments (LHDs). NACCHO will facilitate peer-learning exchanges while providing ongoing technical assistance in support of the core group's efforts. This project seeks to increase the number of big city LHDs that adopt the newly defined policy targets among the two SSB priority areas while improving the understanding of factors associated with successful implementation of SSB policy targets.
Amount Awarded $300,000.00
Awarded on: 11/7/2012
Time frame: 11/1/2012 - 1/30/2015
Grant Number: 70375
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