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New! Advancing Prevention in the 21st Century: Our Commitment to Action (P21) 2.0 Conference Proceedings, May 16-17, 2017 (PDF)

This Report provides the current progress on all 267 California Wellness Plan Objectives under the Overarching Goal of Equity in Health and Wellbeing to inform partner chronic disease and injury prevention priorities and planning efforts. The California Wellness Plan is California's Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Plan and is aligned with Let's Get Healthy California Priorities. Moreover, this Report provides current evidence of population health and indicates areas for improvement in order to make California the healthiest state in the nation by 2022.

 Advancing Prevention in the 21st Century: Commitment to Action (P21) 2.0, May 16-17, 2017

On May 16-17, 2017, CDPH hosted the Advancing Prevention in the 21st Century: Commitment to Action (P21) 2.0 conference in Sacramento, CA. In partnership with CDPH internal and external stakeholders, approximately 230 leaders from multiple sectors and disciplines convened to continue collaboration to achieve a broad, coordinated chronic disease prevention movement. The objectives of the meeting were to share California Wellness Plan Implementation progress and how chronic disease prevention efforts associated with Let's Get Health California have contributed to improvements in public health; highlight successes and best practices to create synergies and build collective impact; and showcase Public Health 2035 Initiative by featuring inspiring innovators and visionaries to describe the optimal public health system. Keynote video presentations can be found on the CDPH YouTube channel under  title "Advancing Prevention."

Advancing the California Wellness Plan, May 6, 2015

On May 6, 2015 a group of leaders in chronic disease prevention from around the state gathered to offer midcourse guidance on advancing Let's Get Healthy California priorities and the Plan goals, as well as creating equity in health in California.  Consensus from the meeting confirmed that achievement of meaningful success in each of the goal areas relies on continued collaboration, advice, action and investment from all partners and constituencies.  Over the next two years, Partners would like the CDPH to: document progress while diffusing innovation, engage community in all stages of the work, and focus on primary prevention and systems change in order to create equity in health more broadly.

Advancing Prevention in the 21st Century, Commitment to Action 2014 (P21)

On February 13 and 14, 2014, CDPH hosted a statewide chronic disease prevention meeting, titled Advancing Prevention in the 21st Century, Commitment to Action 2014 (P21) in Sacramento. The meeting was co-sponsored by the California Conference of Local Health Officers (CCLHO), the County Health Executives Association of California (CHEAC), and the CCLHO/CHEAC Chronic Disease Prevention Leadership Project.

The meeting brought together statewide partners from public and private sector organizations to advance shared policy, health system, and health information strategies outlined in the Plan. P21 built on the momentum of the 2011-2013 chronic disease prevention partner forums that brought together experts and community partners from multiple organizations and sectors to solicit feedback on the Goals, Strategies and Objectives of the nine year Plan.

As a result of P21 Meeting, there is now an increased capacity to implement chronic disease prevention activities and take advantage of opportunities; and a two-year chronic disease prevention agenda with priority strategies, action steps and resource commitment for each Plan Goal.

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