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.


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

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