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Coordinated Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Program

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The Burden of Chronic Disease and Injury, California, 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. Partners are helping 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 and injury prevention programs, including:

  • Chronic disease programs that address leading causes of death and disability, including: heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, dental health and injury.
  • Chronic disease prevention programs, including tobacco control, obesity prevention, nutrition, and physical activity
  • Programs working in related areas, across multiple sectors, such as Maternal and Child Adolescent Health, Health in All Policies, environmental health, mental health, alcohol misuse, and school health

      CCDPP’s external coordination efforts are conducted in partnership with other agencies and organizations addressing chronic disease, injury, 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.


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


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