Improve Your Community’s Health with Help from Experts

Lack of exercise, unhealthy eating, and tobacco use are major contributing factors to the chronic disease crisis the U.S. faces.

Want to learn more about how planning can help solve these problems? Join APA in Phoenix for the 2016 National Planning Conference and attend the Partnering4Health: Improving Community Health Discussion session.

This session outlines the Partnering4Health effort — the National Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention Program — a three-year, $28 million project funded by the CDC to prevent and control chronic diseases at the community level through upstream approaches. APA, along with the American Heart Association and the National WIC Association, is supporting local efforts to prevent disease.

Attend the Partnering4Health session to hear directly from these three national organizations and the work they are doing to increase opportunities for physical activity, expand access to nutritious foods, increase access to quality health care, and reduce tobacco use and exposure.

In addition, the 2016 National Planning Conference offers over 70 other educational events related to health and planning — learn more about these opportunities here.

Join the effort to make healthy living easier where people live, learn, work and play. Learn more about APA’s role in the CDC-funded project by visiting the Plan4Health website and get involved through the Peer Learning Network!

About the Author

Aliza Stein Norcross, MPH, is a project associate for APA's Planning and Community Health Center.

Image: It's not just cabs and cars in Manhattan, where dedicated bike lanes and sidewalks offer healthy options. Photo by Carolyn Torma.

March 11, 2016

By Aliza Norcross