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Recommendations for future efforts in community health promotion; report of the National Expert Panel on Community Health Promotion
  • Published Date:
    4/8/2008
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Expert Panel on Community Health Promotion (U.S.) ; National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.) ;
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  • Description:
    In response to the 1979 Surgeon General's Report on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Healthy People, the Center for Health Promotion and Education was created at CDC in 1981. This center was established as a broad-based entity that focused on health issues including reproductive health, nutrition, smoking, alcohol use, physical fitness, stress, violence, accidents, and other risk factors of public health significance. In subsequent years, the center's scope expanded to include important infant and maternal health initiatives, the widely used Planned Approach to Community Health, and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and other key surveillance programs. By 1988, CDC established the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), which became increasingly disease-specific, spreading the expertise in health education and community health promotion across diversified programs. Consequently, no one unit within NCCDPHP is the primary resource for public health practitioners seeking to improve the efficacy and effectiveness of community health promotion. NCCDPHP is focused on strengthening services to improve community health promotion by facilitating translation of research into practice and expanding collaborative efforts. The Division of Adult and Community Health (DACH) provides a home for cross-cutting expertise and consultation about community-based public health work at NCCDPHP. DACH is also working to expand the ability of the Community Health and Program Services Branch (CHAPS) to build healthy communities and eliminate health disparities by providing national leadership in community health promotion and disease prevention. The long-term goal for NCCDPHP and DACH is to serve as a center for cross-cutting expertise and support for community health promotion. Furthermore, in the future, CHAPS is intended to be a point of public access to evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence ready for translation in community settings.

    The Community Health and Program Services Branch, along with the Division of Adult and Community Health's Office of the Director, hosted a meeting of the National Expert Panel on Community Health Promotion on March 23-24, 2006, in Atlanta, Georgia. The purpose was to convene a group of experts external to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop recommendations for efforts of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) to promote community health. Twenty-five experts from academia, state and local health departments, national nonprofit organizations, and community-based groups participated in the meeting. In addition, each division in NCCDPHP was represented in a CDC ad hoc committee that observed the meeting and provided continual feedback and support. An evaluation of CDC's roles and the subsequent recommendations are presented here.

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