This Center works to prevent and control chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, asthma, and diabetes; to reduce the prevalence of obesity; to reduce tobacco use; to improve oral health through prevention, education, and community efforts; to provide training programs for the public health workforce; to prevent and control injuries, violence, deaths, and diseases related to behavioral, environmental, and occupational factors; to promote and support safe and healthy environments in communities and workplaces; and to prevent and treat problem gambling. This Center includes the Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Control, the Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control, and the Office of Problem Gambling.
Public Health Report Explores Violence in California
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has released the first in a series of reports focused on violence. Preventing Violence in California Volume 1: The Role of Public Health provides a broad overview of the complex topic of violence prevention. The purpose of this report is to strengthen the understanding of the governmental public health role in violence prevention, to better address the connections among the different forms of violence, shape future funding initiatives and guide our collaborative efforts with partners across the state. Following issues will delve further into specific topics, including data on forms of violence and prevention strategies. Based on input from local health jurisdictions, forms of violence that will be prioritized in the CDPH reports are child maltreatment, intimate partner violence and gun violence. To obtain a copy of the report, visit the CDPH Violence Prevention Initiative Page.