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The Academy's Nutrition Care Manual is a comprehensive online resource that covers all aspects of nutrition management. NCM’s user-friendly resources include:

  • Disease-specific nutrition assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring and evaluation recommendations.
  • Printable client handouts in English and Spanish.
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2014 Funding for Prevention Programs Brings Opportunities for Dietetics Professionals

Congress recently passed a funding bill that will ensure the government is funded through September. For the first time, the bill also allocated the Prevention and Public Health Fund, the nation's first mandatory funding stream dedicated to improving the public's health, which was originally authorized in the Affordable Care Act. This will bring both opportunities and challenges for registered dietitian nutritionists working to reduce chronic diseases in this country.

The Fiscal Year 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill totals $1.012 trillion in discretionary spending. The bill sought to simplify and streamline the Prevention and Public Health Fund, which became a polarizing issue due to its association with the Affordable Care Act. As a result, the appropriations bill does not directly fund Community Transformation Grants in FY 2014. Instead, it reallocates the $146 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's diabetes, heart disease and stroke programs to continue prevention activities which were once undertaken by CTG grantees.

This sum also includes a new federal investment in chronic disease prevention through a new $80 million Community Prevention Grant program to help communities build multisector partnerships to improve health. Three-year grants will be available to nongovernmental entities, local public health offices, school districts, local transportation authorities and Indian tribes to implement evidence-based chronic disease prevention strategies in collaboration with multisector partners.

Academy staff has been in close touch with Appropriations staff in the House and Senate, who have stated that Congress intends to work with CDC to determine the structure of these new grants. Information about this grant opportunity will be disseminated as it becomes available.

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