American Heart Association to provide technical assistance to communities receive federal grants for obesity prevention initiatives

The association is a longtime leader on environmental changes, programmatic and political action against obesity, including efforts to eliminate the added sugar, trans fat and sodium in food supply, improve the labeling of foods and menu labeling expanded, and increase physical activity in schools and communities.Using a model of technical assistance and strategic advice, the association will provide expertise in prevention strategies for obesity policy to help communities to lay the groundwork for an initiative that will change the environments in-beyond the objectives of CPPT program. Support will include an assessment of Community activities, development of specific marketing plans, coaching and training.

The program was launched last year CPPT to reduce risk factors, prevention of chronic diseases and promoting wellness in children and adults. The American Heart Association is looking forward to combining forces and resources with the CPPT program to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans.
For several years, the American Heart Association has launched successful programs and policies at EU level to combat obesity and this grant complements our efforts to reach a broader segment of the population, Brown said. We firmly believe that Americans can reduce their risk of heart disease and other chronic diseases through better access to areas that promote healthy food and physical activity.

The American Heart Association will help communities to develop evidence-based strategies to fight under the Ministry of Health and Human Services Community placing prevention at work (CPPT) grant program. The association has received a grant to provide technical assistance funded by the government to communities to improve health behaviors among local residents.
This initiative will have a dramatic impact on our ability to create community environments that promote physical activity and healthy eating, as obesity rates continue to spiral upward in many parts of the country, said Nancy Brown , CEO American Heart Association. It ‘an epidemic that must be addressed with community-based interventions, which will make it easier for local residents to make healthier choices in which they live, learn, eat and play.