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Hello From Atlanta….

As you may know Scout and I are currently at the CDC’s communities putting prevention to work: state and territory initiative conference.

Dr. Ursula Bauer’s opening remarks yesterday noted the importance of state and territories in chronic disease preventions has a valuable role to the communities they serve more than ever. Dr Bauer is the Director if the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. She is charged with setting the direction for the Center’s “Winnable Battles” of tobacco use prevention, improved nutrition and physical activity, and prevention of teen and unintended pregnancy, as well as key priorities related to the leading causes of death.

Dr. Bauer talked about MAPPS strategies, this is the hot new buzz word that you might have heard on the streets and many of you “including myself” still do not fully understand all of the functions of the MAPPS strategies…

SO…. I have included some information for you all so we can continue to take some lessons on MAAPS and hopefully understand the breath and depth of MAPPS Strategies!

The following information is strait from CDC’s site on MAPPS Interventions…  I have also included a link to the site to see the entire MAAPS Interventions for Communities Putting Prevention to work. This great guide shows MAPPS Interventions for Tobacco, Nutrition, and Physical Activity!

MAPPS Interventions for Communities Putting Prevention to Work

Five evidence-based MAPPS strategies, when combined, can have a profound influence on improving health behaviors by changing community environments: Media, Access, Point of decision information, Price, and Social support/services. The evidence-based interventions below are drawn from the peer- reviewed literature as well as expert syntheses from the community guide and other peer-reviewed sources, cited below. Communities and states have found these interventions to be successful in practice. Awardees are expected to use this list of evidence-based strategies to design a comprehensive and robust set of strategies to produce the desired outcomes for the initiative.

June 8, 2010 - Posted by | CPPW

1 Comment »

  1. As a new ACHIEVE grantee site (Accomack County, VA)and as an “approved but not funded” CPPW site, we are preparing to do our Community Action Plan. However, we are not using the MAPPS strategy because that is not recommended or ACHIEVE awardees. I’d be curious to hear anyone’s insight about why, if MAPPS comes so highly recommended from CDC, we aren’t encouraged through ACHIEVE to write our CAP similarly. Seems to me that if the evidence base is there, the recommend ought to extend both to CPPW communities and ACHIEVE communities. One big difference is having the funds to implement – but we are hopeful and aggressive.

    Comment by Patti Kiger | June 9, 2010 | Reply

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