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 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.