Computer Health Pioneer Victor Strecher Receives 2014 Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award

Victor Strecher, Ph.D., M.P.H., today was presented with the 2014 Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). The James F. and Sarah T. Fries Foundation honored Strecher for pioneering the development of computer tailored health programs that have transformed the way people learn about and manage their health.

New Report Strives to Advance Better Health Outcomes through Evidence-Based Laws and Health Policies

The Healthy People 2020 Law and Health Policy Project, a collaboration between the CDC Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, released the first of a series of evidence-based reports. The report highlights the state of laws and policies related to the Healthy People nutrition and weight status topic area, specifically increasing the intake of fruits and vegetables.

Augmenting Evidence of CDC’s HI-5 Initiative

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Augmenting Evidence of CDC’s HI-5 Initiative
United States of America
To augment the evidence in CDC's Health Impact in 5 Years (HI-5) initiative to enable public health practitioners and other stakeholders to put HI-5 into action. The CDC Foundation will work with a consortium of stakeholders to synthesize, translate and disseminate lessons learned from states and communities that have enacted and implemented policies related to three social and economic interventions featured in HI-5; identify resources and supports needed for additional states and communities to advance these interventions through policy strategies; and highlight research gaps related to these interventions.

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