Welcome to the State of California 

Coordinated Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Program

Coming soon! State Plan


COMING SOON! Stakeholder Feedback Requested on State Plan

CDPH will be requesting your input on the California Chronic Disease Prevention Plan (State Plan) in June, 2013. As part of the ongoing momentum to gather meaningful feedback to CDPH’s State Plan, we will be posting the core elements of the State Plan soon and requesting your input. The Matrix represents feedback received from both CDPH program staff and external stakeholders. It is grouped by chronic disease and/or risk factor initiatives and includes goals, strategies, and short, interim and long term objectives.  Please spread the word and return to this site in June, 2013.

This publication brings together data and reports compiled by the California Department of Public Health, county health departments, nongovernmental organizations, and research centers, to provide a snapshot and health assessment to guide state and local collaboration to improve the quality of life for all Californians.

It has been updated twice since being posted to our website on March 20, 2013, and the final version is now posted as of April 19, 2013.  If you have downloaded a version prior to April 19, please be sure to note the changes summarized in the errata sheet.


In September 2011, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) received a three-year grant from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create a Coordinated Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Program (CCDPP). The program’s purpose is to build and strengthen CDPH’s capacity and expertise to effectively prevent chronic disease and promote health. CDC would like health departments to focus on the following four key areas:

  • Advance environmental strategies for healthful communities
  • Improve health care systems
  • Expand community clinical linkages
  • Increase regular access to chronic disease and risk factor epidemiologic information

Our Goal

The CCDPP goal is to create a roadmap with statewide partners to prevent disease and disability, decrease health disparities, improve the quality of health care and empower communities to create healthier environments by participating in statewide multi-sector chronic disease prevention coalitions to guide the development of a multi-year State Plan and support its implementation.

Coordinated Efforts

CCDPP’s internal coordination efforts include partnering with chronic disease prevention and chronic disease control programs, including:

  • Chronic disease control programs that address leading causes of death and disability, including: heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and dental health
  • Chronic disease prevention and risk behavior programs, including tobacco control, obesity prevention, nutrition, and physical inactivity
  • Programs working in related areas, across multiple sectors, such as injury prevention, maternal and child health, Health in All Policies, mental health, harmful alcohol use, and school health

      CCDPP’s external coordination efforts are conducted in partnership with other agencies and organizations addressing these chronic diseases, risk behaviors, or that have similar prevention goals. External partners include local county health departments, voluntary organizations, non-profits, foundations, academia, and other government agencies.

A variety of information sources are used to inform the development of the State Plan, including the National Prevention Strategy; the National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care; California Public Health Advisory Committee Recommendations: Healthy California 2020; Health in all Policies Taskforce Recommendations; the Prevention Institute’s Spectrum of Prevention; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s A New Way to Talk About the Social Determinants of Health; available information related to the Let’s Get Healthy California Task Force; and the state plans of state-administered programs addressing specific chronic diseases and/or their precursors.


CDC awarded funds to each of the 50 states, District of Columbia, and seven territories to support essential chronic disease functions and improve coordination of chronic disease prevention both within states and at CDC. The funding available to support state awards for Coordinated Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion comes from the FY 2011 Prevention and Public Health Fund (Affordable Care Act).

The aim of CDC’s Coordinated Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Program is to provide resources and funding to build and strengthen state health department capacity and expertise to effectively prevent chronic disease and promote health. For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/coordinatedchronic

California Chronic Disease Prevention Plan – Activities Survey

Attention all chronic disease prevention and health promotion organizations (governmental and non-governmental). We would like to learn more about your current and planned activities related to chronic disease prevention and health promotion across California. Your input will help us act on the goals and strategies of the California Chronic Disease Prevention Plan. This survey should take less than 30 minutes to complete.Click here to take Activities Survey


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