Community Health and Program Services (CHAPS) builds healthy communities
and eliminates health disparities by providing national leadership in
community health promotion and disease prevention through innovative
programs, such as: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Across
the U.S. (REACH U.S.), the Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block
Grant, State-Based Epidemiology for Public Health Programs (STEPPS), and
YMCA’s Pioneering Healthier Communities. These cross-cutting programs help
expand CDC’s ability to develop community-based health promotion strategies.
NEW: Promoting Health Equity—A Resource to Help Communities Address Social
Determinants of Health ( PDF–3.4Mb)
This workbook is for community-based organizations seeking to affect the
social determinants of health through community-based participatory
approaches and nontraditional partnerships.
Community Health Resources
Looking for CDC's best resources to help you plan, implement, and evaluate
community health initiatives? Search the Community Health Resources for
links to hundreds of useful tools, handbooks, fact sheets, and other
Expert Panel on Community Health
Community Health and Program Services (CHAPS) convened a group of experts
external to CDC to develop specific recommendations to inform the National
Chronic Disease and Prevention and Health Promotion's (NCCDPHP) future
efforts in community health.
The national partnership between CDC and the YMCA of the USA (Y-USA)
is an innovative public health collaboration that links the
resources and technical expertise of the federal government with
YMCAs across the United States.
The Chronic Disease Indicators (CDI) are a cross-cutting set of 90
indicators that were developed by consensus and that allows states
and territories to uniformly define, collect, and report chronic
disease data that are important to public health practice and
readily available at the state level.
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Page last reviewed: August 26, 2008
Page last modified: August 26, 2008
Content source: Division of Adult
and Community Health, National
Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion