Programs Supported by Multiple Divisions
Most preventable chronic diseases are caused by the same risk factors: smoking, poor nutrition, lack of physical activity, and drinking too much alcohol. CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion combines funding and support from different program areas to reduce these behaviors and the chronic diseases they cause.
The COVID-19 pandemic is spotlighting the health disparities that already existed in the United States. To help address these disparities, the Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilient Communities (CCR) initiative supports the training and deployment of community health workers in communities that have been hit hardest by COVID-19 and among populations at high risk for COVID-19 exposure, infection, and illness. See the CCR website for more information about the initiative and the funded communities.
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 new ways to address diabetes and heart disease and stroke (28 total awardees). With CDC’s support, these health departments will develop new ways to make proven public health strategies more effective and available to more people. They will focus their efforts on groups with diabetes or heart disease and stroke. They will also evaluate their efforts so CDC and others can learn from this work.
CDC supports public health approaches to improve the health of American Indian and Alaska Native people. NCCDPHP’s largest investment to improve health among these groups is the Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country program. The center provides funds to prevent and control cancer, reduce commercial tobacco use, and build public health systems in Indian Country.