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Public Health - Seattle & King County

Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW)

Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) logo
Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) was a national initiative to prevent chronic disease and promote health through policy, systems and environment changes from 2010-2013. King County was one of 55 sites throughout the United States awarded grant funding through the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). The initiative tackled obesity and tobacco use, the leading causes of preventable death in our region. Information about the national CPPW program is at the CDC's website.

What did CPPW do in King County?
Summaries and evaluations of CPPW projects in Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) and Tobacco.
Who was involved?
Learn more about our partners working on tobacco and obesity prevention.
Media: News, ads, and videos
  • CPPW ad campaigns
    Multimedia ad campaigns on tobacco cessation, sugary drinks, safe routes to school, and healthy retails stores.

  • CPPW in the news
    Articles in the media about CPPW activities.

  • Streaming videos
    CPPW has produced a number of Public Service Announcements (PSA), special interest stories and updates regarding its work in video format.
Resources and materials from grantee trainings
Find presentations and resources from public health trainings.

If you have additional questions about King County's CPPW work, please contact

Healthy King County

Visit Healthy King County!

Healthy King County is an education network to share resources, ideas and find out what else is happening with CPPW partners. Learn how to sign up.

Community Transformation Grant (CTG) Small Communities Program
A collaborative effort to change systems so all residents can be physically active, have access to healthy foods and drinks and live in tobacco-free environments.

  • The grant funding lasts from October 2012 – September 2014, but by helping communities, institutions, and organizations make healthier options the easiest choices, it is expected that this work will have both immediate and long-term health benefits. Learn more.

CPPW resources and materials from grantee trainings