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4770 Buford Highway, N.E., Mailstop K-93
Atlanta, GA 30341-3717

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CDC's Steps Program operates a cooperative agreement that provides funding to communities nationwide to support evidence-based community interventions. These interventions focus on reducing the burden of obesity, diabetes, and asthma, as well as addressing three related risk factors: physical inactivity, poor nutrition, and tobacco use.

In the Spotlight

The Community Health Promotion Handbook:
Actions Guides to Improve Community Health

Handbook Cover CDC's Steps Program and Partnership for Prevention have developed implementation guidance ("Action Guides") on five effective community-level health promotion strategies relating to diabetes self-management, physical activity, and tobacco-use treatment.
Read about the handbook and its action guides.

2008 Steps Community Heroes
Photo of Heroes awardThese seven individuals have made outstanding contributions to improve the health and well-being of others in their communities. The 2008 Steps Heroes include a school district food service director, a teacher and one of her students, a community health representative, a retired nurse, a health educator, and a public health graduate student.
Read the complete story.

Steps Program In Action
Steps Program In Action CoverLearn about how Steps communities are addressing the burden of obesity, diabetes, and asthma by spearheading urgently-needed changes in schools, communities, work sites, and health care settings across the nation. 
Read about these success stories.

Page last reviewed: May 2, 2008
Page last modified: October 8, 2008
Content source: Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

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