Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW)

Communities Putting Prevention to Work

The Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) is an initiative created by the Department of Health and Human Services as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The purpose of CPPW is to reduce risk factors and prevent/delay chronic disease associated with two of the leading causes of preventable death, obesity and tobacco use. The initiative is supported by the Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade, a Miami-Dade County Health Department initiative, which will act as a link for key local, county, and state organizations to work together to reduce the incidence of obesity within the county.

CPPW proposes to tackle the various components that affect obesity among children and adults in Miami-Dade County by:

  • Using media, access, points of promotion/price and social support strategies to implement policy, systems, and environmental changes.
  • Working together with local, county and state organizations to implement changes in an effective manner.
  • Providing culturally appropriate community and workplace interventions geared toward increasing physical activity, improving nutrition, and decreasing screen time (TV and/or computer).

The guiding principles and values of the CPPW include:

    • Community involvement/ empowerment
    • Partnership and collaboration
    • Inclusion and equity
    • Shared decision-making
    • Knowledge sharing and communication
    • Attention to broader social determinants of health

      Goal One: Enhance/ Strengthen Consortium
      Increase number of high-level community leaders who enact and support evidence-based policies

      Goal Two: Mass Media Campaign
      Raise awareness of healthy eating and promote healthy food choices and physical activity

      Goal Three: Child Care Centers
      Increase access to healthy food and beverages, require daily activity, and limit screen time

      Goal Four: Farm-to-School Nutrition
      Improve access to healthy foods and reimbursable meals in public schools

      Goal Five: Physical Activity in Miami-Dade County Public Schools
      Increase physical activity in public schools

      Goal Six: Access and Consumption of Healthy Foods via Convenience Stores
      Increase community access to healthy and affordable foods

      Goal Seven: Farmer’s Markets and Farm-to-Institutions
      Increase access to healthy foods, fruits, and vegetables through farmers’ markets

      Goal Eight: Breastfeeding Practices and Facilities
      Increase breastfeeding practices and breastfeeding friendly facilities

      Goal Nine: Active Transportation and Recreation
      Increase active transportation and recreation through the built environment

      Goal Ten: Safe Routes to Schools
      Increase sustainable Safe Routes to School initiatives

      Goal Eleven: Worksite Wellness
      Increase the number of worksite wellness programs that implement nutrition policies and physical activity


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