WI Population Health Fellows April 6, 2012 Fellow works on Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative WI Population Health Fellows April 6, 2012 source: http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/programs/cppw/factsheet.html Fellow Kelli Stader is transitioning into a new role for the remainder of her fellowship. She will be serving as the Nutrition Coordinator for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) initiative. CPPW supports 50 communities around the country tackling obesity and tobacco use at the local level. The grant focuses on environmental and system changes that can make healthy living easier. La Crosse County and Wood County received funding through this initiative and have both made significant progress in improving their community environments to support health. They have developed Farm to School programs, improved vending choices at worksites, created Safe Routes to Schools, and developed after-school physical activity programs for students. Check out their stories: http://www.preventionspeaks.org/stories/tag/La%20Crosse%20Co%20WI and http://www.preventionspeaks.org/stories/tag/Wood%20Co%20WI!