Many states are addressing high blood pressure by working to reduce sodium in the food supply.
- Arkansas - developed sodium public service announcement directed at consumers
- Indiana - Johnson County wrote about their sodium initiative in the local newspaper
- Massachusetts - resources are available on their salt webpage. Includes consumer awareness campaign materials.
- Minnesota - 2-page fact sheet
- North Carolina - 2-page fact sheet
- Oregon - draft food and beverage policy fact sheet
- Utah has an interactive website for consumers about sodium and its health effects.
- Washington - revised their Energize Your Meetings guide to address sodium.
The CVH Council has convened a Sodium Practice Group.
CDC has many resources useful to states:
- CDC Salt Resources Page. Go here for podcasts, webinars, and other resources all related to sodium.
- Under Pressure: Strategies for Sodium Reduction in the School Environment
- Public Health Grand Rounds - Sodium Reduction: Time for Choice
- Slides on Salt
- Fact Sheet
- Questions and Answers
- Fill-in-the-Blank Press Release for States
- State and Local Opportunities
- Report in MMWR 2009
- A Request for Applications to address sodium. Three states and two cities were funded in 2010.
There were several useful sessions on sodium at the 2010 HDSP grantee meeting.
Many states, and NACDD, are also members of the National Salt Reduction Initiative, led by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Articles of interest:
States and local jurisdictions have begun to address sodium: