Chronic Disease Prevention Advisory Board

The Chronic Disease Prevention Advisory Board (CDPAB) is a long-standing coalition serving Greater Columbus with a common agenda to support policies, funding sustainability, and programmatic initiatives that increase opportunities for physical activity, healthy eating, and smoke/tobacco-free living through cross-sector collaboration.

Goals

The CDPAB aims to effect change in the Greater Columbus community by:

  • Increasing opportunities for physical activity
  • Increasing the availability and affordability for healthy food and beverages
  • Reducing the number of residents who smoke or are exposed to secondhand smoke

These goals will be achieved utilizing a variety of evidence-based policy, system and environmental strategies. Examples include: increasing the number of licensed early child car providers that have adopted healthy eating policies; promoting farmer’s markets that are SNAP/EBT accessible; increasing shared-use policies and agreements for physical activity (i.e., between rec centers and schools); and increasing the number of smoke-free housing units.

A comprehensive work plan is forthcoming in Spring 2018.

Working Groups

The CDPAB is supported by four working groups, which serve as subcommittees. 

They are:

Please visit each group's webpage for more information and meeting details.

Steering Committee

The CDPAB is guided by a Steering Committee comprised of multi-sector stakeholders and a chairperson from each of its subcommittees.

Other Steering Committee members represent the following organizations:

Click here for a list of all CDPAB member organizations

To Join

Please email Katie Stone at klstone@columbus.gov

2018 Meetings

Starting in January 2018, the CDPAB will once again meet quarterly. All meetings are held at Columbus Public Health.

Meeting dates are scheduled as follows:

Thursday, January 25, 2018: 2-4 pm, Room 119C

Thursday, April 26, 2018: 2-4 pm, Room TBD

Thursday, July 26, 2018: 2-4 pm, Room TBD

Thursday, October 25, 2018: 2-4 pm, Room TBD

Meeting Minutes 

January 25, 2018

October 26, 2017 

August 24, 2017

June 22, 2017

April 27, 2017

February 23, 2017