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Public Health - Seattle & King County

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What is CPPW?

In spring 2010, Public Health - Seattle & King County was awarded two highly-competitive federal stimulus grants to address the leading causes of death in our region as part of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW).

  • Who's involved?
    After a thorough and competitive review process, the CDC granted 50 communities awards aimed at broad reaching, highly impactful, and sustainable change to reduce chronic disease morbidity and mortality associated with obesity and tobacco use.

  • What does the health of King County look like?
    In King County, 54% of adults are overweight or obese, 20% are obese, and 5.4% have been diagnosed with diabetes and data from 2004-2008 show that 13% of adults currently smoke cigarettes.

  • Resources for Creating Healthy Communities
    Resources for community leaders, citizens and other agencies who want to create healthy communities.

  • CPPW budget summary (PDF)

  • What we are learning from CPPW
    The CPPW initiative gives us an opportunity to improve the way we work with community partners to bring about lasting policy and environmental change.