PPHF2013: State Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Programs financed in part by 2013 PPHF

To assist State and local health authorities and other health related organizations in controlling communicable diseases, chronic diseases and disorders, and other preventable health conditions.

Investigations and evaluation of all methods of controlling or preventing disease and disability are
carried out by providing epidemic aid, surveillance, technical assistance, consultation, and program support; and by providing leadership and coordination of joint national, State, and local efforts.

Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Program is to improve healthful eating and physical activity to prevent and control obesity and other chronic diseases by building and sustaining statewide capacity, and implementing population based strategies and interventions.

ACA funding: Policy Education -- To ensure public policy leaders have the tools and knowledge to support improvements in the public health infrastructure so that the public health system is prepared to respond to both acute and chronic threats relating to the Nation"s health.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

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