Florida's Communities Putting Prevention to Work
State and Territorial Initiative (CPPW STI)
In February 2010, the Florida Department of Health was awarded $2.1 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment
Act to improve the health of Floridians through the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) program.
Thirteen regional coordinators located across the state work with county health departments, health advocacy groups, school districts, and city and county officials on three interventions:
- Increased Physical Activity: The physical activity initiative focuses on creating Walking School Buses at elementary schools to encourage active lifestyles and teach young children about pedestrian safety.
- Improved Nutrition: The nutrition intervention increases the number of school districts and state agencies that provide worksite breastfeeding support for employees with infants under the age of one.
- Tobacco Free Parks: The tobacco strategy encourages cities, counties, and state parks to be tobacco free to protect Floridians from the dangers of secondhand smoke.