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Prevention First

Public health teams from both the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are working to reduce the number of Californians who are obese or who have chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension.  CDC is funding CDPH, in collaboration with the California Department of Education, to implement an initiative called Prevention First (PF) in California.  PF provides support for individuals to adopt healthy behaviors to reduce their risk for chronic disease.  PF staff are working to help improve health practices and environments in designated school districts including Safe Routes To School (SRTS), corner stores (healthy retail: consumer focus), early care and education sites, and work sites (emphasis on physical activity, vending machines, food service, nutrition standards, and breastfeeding support).  Click on the links below to learn more about PF priorities, services, and resources.  You may contact the Prevention First team by email at PF@cdph.ca.gov.

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