Programs Supported by Multiple Divisions
Most preventable chronic diseases are caused by the same risk factors: smoking, poor nutrition, lack of physical activity, and excessive alcohol use. CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion combines funding and support from different program areas to reduce these behaviors. These cross-cutting funding mechanisms can help lower rates of the leading causes of death and disability in our nation.
CDC supports all 50 states and the District of Columbia in their efforts to address the serious national health problems of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. CDC supports state efforts to:
- Prevent or delay development of type 2 diabetes in people at high risk and improve the health of people living with diabetes.
- Prevent and manage cardiovascular disease.
In September, 2018 State Health Departments were awarded funds under a new 5-year cooperative agreement.
CDC awarded funds to State and Local Health Departments to design, test, and evaluate innovative approaches to address the significant national health problems of diabetes and heart disease and stroke (28 total awardees). With CDC support, these health departments will develop new approaches to increase the reach and effectiveness of evidence-based public health strategies in populations and communities with a high burden of diabetes, or heart disease and stroke. Recipients will conduct rigorous evaluations so that CDC and others can learn from this work.
CDC supports public health approaches to improve the health of American Indians and Alaska Natives. NCCDPHP’s largest investment to improve health among American Indians and Alaska Natives is the Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country program. The center makes additional investments to prevent and control cancer, commercial tobacco use, and build public health capacity and infrastructure in Indian Country.