CCHD Partners with the American Heart Association to Evaluate Nation-wide Project

heartThe Center for Community Health Development is partnering with the American Heart Association (AHA) to evaluate the activities related to one of five national Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention grants funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The funding will allow AHA to work with its affiliates across the country to strengthen community infrastructure and use population-based strategies to improve the health of communities. CCHD will evaluate the three-year project to assess collaboration, capacity, and awareness of AHA affiliates to implement policy, system and environmental strategies that promote chronic disease prevention strategies. Each AHA affiliate will work through a local partnership to increase access within their local communities to smoke-free environments, healthy food and beverage options, physical activity opportunities and chronic disease prevention management.

The evaluation is being led by Dr. Kenneth McLeroy and managed by Ms. Whitney Garney. CCHD is very honored and excited to be a part of this nation-wide project and partner with a respected organization like the American Heart Association.