COPC Receives Local Health Leader Award from CDC
March 6, 2012
We are pleased to announce that the Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition’s director, Victor (“Vic”) Colman recently received an award from the federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). The CDC “has recognized 18 local individuals and organizations for their tireless efforts to address health inequities and improve the community’s health, especially as it relates to obesity and tobacco prevention.”
“This recognition based on nominations from peers is part of Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW), an initiative to join community organizations, local cities, schools districts and public health in addressing the leading causes of preventable death.”
Vic and the COPC’s work under the CPPW grant has included efforts to advance childcare standards, curb dangerous sugary drink consumption among individuals and organizations in King County, the development of food procurement policies, and the improvement of physical activity and nutrition in schools.