Chronic Disease Prevention Network
The Chronic Disease Prevention Network (CDPN) 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.
The CDPN 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.
The CDPN is supported by four working groups, which serve as subcommittees.
Please visit each group's webpage for more information and meeting details.
The CDPN 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 CDPN member organizations
Please email Krizia Melendez [email protected]