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
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
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
Learn 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