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Community Health Assessment aNd Group Evaluation (CHANGE) action guide; building a foundation of knowledge to prioritize community needs : an action guide
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    April 2010
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Community Health Assessment aNd Group Evaluation (CHANGE) action guide; building a foundation of knowledge to prioritize community needs : an action guide
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.), Division of Adult and Community Health. ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.), Healthy Communities Program. ;
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    Executive summary -- Section 1: National patterns of heart disease hospitalizations. -- Section 2: Maps of heart disease hospitalization rates, by subtype and race/ethnicity -- Section 3: Map of hospitals and heart disease specialists -- Section 4: Map at a glance: hospitalization rates, by subtype and race/ethnicity -- Section 5: Map at a glance: hospitalizations, by discharge status and race/ethnicity -- Appendix A. State tables -- Appendix B. Technical notes and methods -- Appendix C. Resources.

    "Our nation faces a crisis in the burden of chronic disease. Today, 7 of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States are chronic conditions. Nearly 50% of Americans are living with at least one chronic disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognizes that the scope and impact of chronic disease requires transforming the places and organizations that touch people's lives every day-communities and community organizations, work sites, health care organizations, and schools--to improve the health of the nation. To undertake this work, states and communities will need to address multiple factors through policy interventions including broad-based policies such as smoking bans and laws; targeted regulations, such as those promoting breastfeeding; and community-wide interventions, such as community-and street-scale urban design and land use policies. In order to effectively identify, plan, and implement needed policy, systems and environmental changes, communities need to be able to assess the current policy landscape and monitor changes over time. The Community Health Assessment aNd Group Evaluation (CHANGE) Action Guide: Building a Foundation of Knowledge to Prioritize Community Health Needs was designed to meet this need. Although the CHANGE tool is not intended to promote any specific policy, it serves as a critical tool to help communities discover the array of approaches being used in the field. The CHANGE tool also helps communities identify and monitor important policy, systems, and environmental changes over time. As the CDC collaborates with communities on the development and implications of policy, systems, and environmental change strategies, this important CHANGE Action Guide offers communities a valuable tool in our efforts to promote health and prevent disease." - p. i

    "The Healthy Communities Program (www.cdc.gov/HealthyCommunitiesProgram) within the Division of Adult and Community Health, at the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed the CHANGE tool. The CDC's Healthy Communities Program designed the CHANGE tool for all communities interested in creating social and built environments that support healthy living." - 1

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 83-85).

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