Emerging Trends in Public Health
Sharing Session - 90 Minutes
Heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases are the leading causes of death, disability, and healthcare costs in our nation today. It accounts for approximately one in three deaths in the United States, is the leading cause of health disparities, and contributes almost a billion dollars a day annually in medical costs. While much of this is preventable, several local and national initiatives have been launched to help alleviate the burden of cardiovascular disease. Local health departments play a critical role in identifying local-level strategies to advance policy, system, and environmental changes to reduce the risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and reduce health disparities through community and health system interventions.
With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Association of County and City Health Officials is leading a Community of Practice which aims to work with large health departments to spur the dissemination of promising practices and advance those policy, systems, and environmental approaches that have been effective in reducing the burden of chronic disease, specifically by addressing cardiovascular disease.
This panel discussion will showcase how three local health departments are working on high-impact, sustainable evidence-based strategies in cardiovascular disease prevention efforts. The panel will present challenges and best practices that cultivate collaborations, identify community strengths, and align synergies among diverse partners and stakeholders implementing this work.