Community Partnerships for Healthy Mothers and Children (CPHMC) is a project funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement population-based strategies to improve community health. Five national organizations were chosen to disseminate funds to the local level, with the National Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Association being one of them. Panhandle Health District (PHD), in north Idaho, was one of 30 local WIC agencies awarded. Funding provided PHD the opportunity to create and implement community-driven activities through the newly created Bonner County Coalition for Health (BCCH) to improve access to healthy food and beverages; and to improve awareness and access to chronic disease prevention and treatment programs, all in Bonner County. Learn about BCCH’s successes of this project, and how to implement similar projects in your community.
- Describe the steps for capacity building for planning community projects.
- Describe three activities from BCCH’s community action plan implemented in Bonner County.
- List three ways to market or create awareness about activities implemented in the community.
Suggested Learning Codes: 4000/4020/4040/4070
Suggested Performance Indicators: 3.3.2/6.3.11/7.2.6