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Chronic Disease Control Branch 


Chronic disease prevention aims to ensure a lifetime of wellness for all. It involves many partners and a spectrum of activities as the causes are multi-factorial and go beyond health care and traditional public health approaches. Chronic disease prevention includes preventing disease from occurring as well as decreasing the severity and impact of a condition once it occurs. The advent of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provides an exciting opportunity to advance prevention, lower costs, provide better care and improve the patient experience.

The Chronic Disease Control Branch (CDCB) mission is to prevent and optimally manage chronic disease. CDCB supports evidence-based programs that promote healthy behaviors, healthy communities, and improve the prevention, diagnosis, and management of chronic disease.

Programs and Funding include the CDC: Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant, State Public Health Approaches to Arthritis, Colorectal Cancer Control, Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation (WISEWOMAN), and state General Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease and Oral Health. CDCB collaborates with other programs within the Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion that address tobacco use, alcohol misuse, poor diet, physical inactivity, injury and violence prevention, asthma, obesity, as well as sister programs in the Center for Family Health, Center for Infectious Disease, Center for Health Care Quality, Center for Office of Health Statistics and Informatics Office of Quality Performance and Accreditation, the Health Reform Coordinator in the Director's Office and sister agencies such as Department of Health Care Services, Department of Aging, Department of Managed Health Care, California Department of Education and the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development.

In addition, programs have partnerships with local public health agencies, other state agencies, federal agencies, universities, non-government organizations and community-based organizations, as they are critical to the success of the California Wellness Plan and the Advancing Prevention in the 21st Century (P21) 2014-2016 strategies and activities.

The California Wellness Plan

The California Wellness Plan Data Reference Guide at the CDPH Open Data Portal

Online Chronic Disease Prevention Messaging Toolkit

Program Information
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