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State Activities

The Coordinated Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion cooperative agreement supports states to build key cross-cutting chronic disease prevention and health promotion functions that all categorical chronic disease can rely on.

Required state activities include—

  • Develop or update a State Chronic Disease Prevention Plan and establish or strengthen a statewide chronic disease prevention and health promotion coalition of partners.
  • Develop and implement a management plan for leadership in chronic disease prevention in each state health department. These plans should ensure that each state has functions, people, capacity, and skills available to state categorical chronic disease in the key areas of—
    • Leadership.
    • Surveillance and epidemiology.
    • Communication.
    • Effective partnerships.
    • Policy and environmental change.
    • Engagement with health care systems.
    • Enhancement of clinic-community linkages.
    • Capacity to provide technical assistance to communities in your state in these areas.
  • Over the next 3 years, each state will make substantial progress in developing capacity and implementing a plan of action in four key areas—
    • Achieving policy and environmental changes to improve healthy behaviors.
    • Achieving important improvements that state health care systems detect, manage, and control chronic diseases, conditions, and risk factors through better use of chronic disease early detection and clinical preventive services.
    • Enhancing clinic-community linkages so that people at high risk can better take charge of their health through self-management and other community supports.
    • Providing data and information for decision making at the state level through a strong foundation in surveillance and epidemiology. For example, providing expertise in effectively using data and information to identify disease and risk factor burden, prioritize unmet needs, plan public health responses, document outcomes, and communicate important steps that individuals and organizations can take to prevent and control chronic disease.

CDC's Coordinated Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion awards to states are a first step in helping states become even more efficient and effective in delivering their chronic disease and health promotion across the full categorical portfolio, and will put states in a strong position to adapt and thrive over the coming years. This also is a first step in enhancing CDC's technical assistance coordination to states across the agency's portfolio of categorical chronic disease prevention and health promotion programs.

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