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Big Cities Chronic Disease Community of Practice

The Big Cities Chronic Disease Community of Practice (BC-COP) consists of health officials or senior-level chronic disease programmatic staff from local health departments representing the 50 largest cities and metropolitan areas in the United States. The group's goal is to develop strategies for addressing chronic disease prevention for local health departments serving large populations and to serve as a unified voice in national policy discussions while maintaining communication with communities impacted by proposed policies.

The current priority areas for the Big Cities work group are the following:

  • Improving healthy nutrition standards/guidelines and healthy food access initiatives
  • Reducing consumption of sugar sweetened beverages
  • Create a built environment/healthy community design that supports access to physical activities within communities
  • Policy, systems and environmental change strategies that promote population-based reduction of chronic disease

NACCHO Big Cities Chronic Disease Community of Practice members can share information, access resources and review recent Big Cities priorities. Contact Erica Haller-Stevenson for more information.

Upcoming Webinars

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Big Cities Chronic Disease Community of Practice Extranet Site

Visit NACCHO's Big Cities Chronic Disease Community of Practice member only external site for call notes, emerging news and other resources. click here