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Preventing Chronic Disease | An Effective Community"Academic Partnership to Extend the Reach of Screenings for Fall Risk - CDC disease  chronic  risk  CDC  effective  communityacademic  partnership  screenings  fall  aging  fall prevention  Preventing Chronic Disease  PCD  community networks  community-based participatory research  risk assessment  Rural Health 

Older adults should be screened for fall risk annually. Community providers (people without formal medical training who work with older adults in senior centers or aging services) may be a viable group to expand the reach of screenings.

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Preventing Chronic Disease | Community Size as a Factor in Health Partnerships in Community Parks and Recreation, 2007 - CDC health  disease  chronic  community  CDC  factor  partnerships  parks  recreation  Preventing Chronic Disease  PCD 

Although partnerships between park and recreation agencies and health agencies are prevalent, little research has examined partnership characteristics and effectiveness among communities of different sizes. The objective of this study was to determine whether park and recreation leaders’ perceptions of partnership characteristics, effectiveness, and outcomes vary by community size.

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Preventing Chronic Disease | Development of a Community-Sensitive Strategy to Increase Availability of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables in Nashville™s Urban Food Deserts, 2010"2012 - CDC food  disease  chronic  fruits  vegetables  CDC  development  strategy  availability  deserts  Preventing Chronic Disease  PCD 

Food deserts, areas that lack full-service grocery stores, may contribute to rising rates of obesity and chronic diseases among low-income and racial/ethnic minority residents. Our corner store project, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative, aimed to increase availability of healthful foods in food deserts in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Preventing Chronic Disease | Formative Evaluation for a Healthy Corner Store Initiative in Pitt County, North Carolina: Engaging Stakeholders for a Healthy Corner Store Initiative, Part 2 - CDC evaluation  disease  chronic  north carolina  CDC  formative  stakeholders  pitt county  Preventing Chronic Disease  PCD 

We examined the feasibility of increasing access to healthful food in corner stores to inform a Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) initiative by engaging stakeholders (corner store owners and customers) in a formative evaluation.

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Preventing Chronic Disease | Formative Evaluation for a Healthy Corner Store Initiative in Pitt County, North Carolina: Assessing the Rural Food Environment, Part 1 - CDC evaluation  food  disease  chronic  environment  CDC  formative  store  initiative  Preventing Chronic Disease  PCD 

Obesity prevalence in the rural United States is higher than in urban or suburban areas, perhaps as a result of the food environment. Because rural residents live farther from supermarkets than their urban- and suburban-dwelling counterparts, they may be more reliant on smaller corner stores that offer fewer healthful food items.

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Preventing Chronic Disease | Partnering With Community Institutions to Increase Access to Healthful Foods Across Municipalities - CDC policy  foods  disease  chronic  community  CDC  partnering  institutions  healthful  municipalities  obesity  access  intervention  retail  Preventing Chronic Disease  PCD  Food Desert  corner store  healthy food 

Low-income and minority communities have higher rates of nutrition-related chronic diseases than do high-income and nonminority communities and often have reduced availability to healthful foods.

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Preventing Chronic Disease | Community-Based Interventions in Prepared-Food Sources: A Systematic Review - CDC disease  chronic  CDC  communitybased  interventions  preparedfood  sources  systematic  review  Preventing Chronic Disease  PCD 

Food purchased from prepared-food sources has become a major part of the American diet and is linked to increased rates of chronic disease. Many interventions targeting prepared-food sources have been initiated with the goal of promoting healthful options. The objective of this study was to provide a systematic review of interventions in prepared-food sources in community settings.

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Test Your Knowledge: Sickle Cell Disease - CDC Features features  disease  CDC  test  knowledge  sickle  cell 

September is Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Awareness Month. How much do you know about SCD? Take a quiz to find out and learn about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) work.

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Preventing Chronic Disease | The Effect of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Clean Indoor Air Act on Food Services and Drinking Places Sales and Numbers, 1998-2011 - CDC food  disease  chronic  pennsylvania  numbers  services  CDC  trends  philadelphia  indoor  air  act  drinking  sales  economics  Preventing Chronic Disease  PCD  restaurants  Tobacco smoke  regression analysis 

Philadelphia enacted its Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA) nearly 2 years before the statewide CIAA. In this study, we assessed the economic impact of CIAAs on 4 types of food services and drinking places and addressed the predominant limitation of previous pre–post ban studies, namely the lack of control for confounders and changes in secular trends over time.

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Preventing Chronic Disease | Tobacco Treatment Outcomes in Patients With and Without a History of Depression, Czech Republic, 2005"2010 - CDC disease  treatment  chronic  tobacco  smoking  CDC  history  outcomes  patients  depression  czech  republic  Preventing Chronic Disease  PCD  outpatient care  tobacco dependence  tobacco treatment 

Higher prevalence of smoking among depressed patients, as well as the risk of depression in smokers, is well documented. The proportion of patients with a history of depression among those seeking intensive treatment of tobacco dependence is also high.

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Preventing Chronic Disease | Trends in Cigarette Smoking Rates and Quit Attempts Among Adults With and Without Diagnosed Diabetes, United States, 2001"2010 - CDC disease  diabetes  chronic  adults  states  smoking  CDC  cigarette  among  trends  adult  quit  rates  attempts  diagnosed  Diabetes Mellitus  Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System  Preventing Chronic Disease  PCD  Population surveillance 

Quitting smoking is a critical step toward diabetes control. It is not known whether smoking rates in adults with diabetes are similar to rates among adults who do not have the disease or whether people with diabetes have increased motivation to quit.

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Preventable Deaths from Heart Disease & Stroke - CDC Vital Signs signs  heart  disease  CDC  deaths  preventable  stroke  Preventable Deaths from Heart Disease and Stroke 

CDC Vital Signs links science, policy, and communications with the intent of communicating a call-to-action for the public. CDC Vital Signs provides the most recent, comprehensive data on key indicators of important health topics.

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Chronic Disease - Programs health  research  state  disease  chronic  risk  prevent  support  community  programs  national  public  diseases  activities  Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion 

NCCDPHP supports a variety of activities that improve the nation's health by preventing chronic diseases and their risk factors. Major program areas are listed.

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Preventing Chronic Disease | Use of Interrupted Time-Series Method to Evaluate the Impact of Cigarette Excise Tax Increases in Pennsylvania, 2000"2009 - CDC disease  asthma  chronic  pennsylvania  tobacco  smoking  CDC  cigarette  impact  interrupted  timeseries  method  evaluate  excise  tax  increases  prices  myocardial infarction  Preventing Chronic Disease  PCD 

Scientific evidence shows that cigarette price increases can significantly reduce smoking prevalence and smoking initiation among adolescents and young adults. However, data are lacking regarding the effectiveness of increasing Pennsylvania’s cigarette tax to reduce smoking and/or adverse health effects of smoking.

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Preventing Chronic Disease | Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adult Smoking, Nebraska, 2011 - CDC disease  chronic  childhood  nebraska  tobacco  smoking  CDC  adverse  experiences  adult  Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System  Preventing Chronic Disease  PCD  Child Development  child abuse  domestic violence  child of impaired parents  substance-related disorders 

Smoking is a public health risk; the prevalence of smoking among adults in Nebraska is 18.4%. Studies indicate that maltreatment of children alters their brain development, possibly increasing risk for tobacco use.

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