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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

CPPW Community Forums

The Healthy People Wood County Obesity Prevention Team would like to invite you to the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) Community Forum. Wood County is 1 of the 44 communities across the nation selected to receive a Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) grant to improve nutrition and physical activity and address chronic disease in our county.

About 49.8% of adults in Wood County are physically inactive and 28% of adults are obese (County Health Rankings, 2006) . In children, about 9.1% of 2-4 year olds are overweight (CDC, 2001) , and 34% of 3rd graders in Wood County are obese or overweight (Wood County Health Department, 2005). The priorities of the CPPW Grant are to increase physical activity, improve nutrition, and decrease obesity.

The CPPW grant activities being developed include:
*Physical activity programs for after school programming and in childcare settings,
*Farm to School programs to bring crops grown in the area to local schools,
*Community gardens to show children both how valuable crops are and to increase the appeal of healthy foods
*Implementing media counter marketing campaigns aimed to both decrease screen time and increase physical activity
*Facilitate competitive pricing of healthier choices, and
*Increase labeling of nutritional information on menus.

We will be holding community forums in Wood County to inform the community of these events that will be implemented within the next two years. You are important to the success of this and we look forward to your participation, feedback, and support to work toward accomplishing our goal of impacting the lives, and improving the health of the people of Wood County. In the wise words of Mahatma Gandhi, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Stay tuned for more information about the CPPW Forums...

To RSVP for this event, or for more information, please contact Pajin Vang
at (715) 421-8911 or pvang@co.wood.wi.us


Welcome to the Communities Putting Prevention to Work Blog presented to you by the Healthy People Wood County Obesity Prevention Team.

Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) Grant

CPPW Grant term - March 19, 2010 through March 18, 2012.
CPPW Grant Intent - Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, a large amount of money was dedicated to chronic disease prevention efforts administered through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). CPPW is a community capacity building program instituting population-based policy, systems and enviornmental change in communities and schools to (1) decrease overweight and obesity prevalence; increase levels of physical activity; improve nutrition; and/or (2) decrease tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.

Healthy People Wood County Obesity Prevention Team CPPW Goals:

Goal 1: Project infrastructure assures achievement of project goals and MAPPS interventions.

Goal 2: Create a functional and effective leadership team and community coalition.

Goal 3: Increase physical activity among residents of Wood County.

Goal 4: Improve nutrition among resident of Wood County.