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Preventing Chronic Disease
A Guide For Local Health Departments
Chronic disease has replaced infectious disease as the leading killer in the U.S. To effectively address this issue local health departments cannot act alone. We have developed a model for chronic disease prevention that focuses on organizing many segments of the community... [more] -- Wendel Brunner, MD, Director of Public Health, Contra Costa County
This community-based approach to chronic disease prevention in underserved communities at high risk for disease was developed by the Community Wellness & Prevention Program and founded on the work of the Chronic Disease Prevention Organizing Project (CDPOP). Each of the main sections contain steps for implementation.
Sample charts & forms, interview questions, worksheets, tips on talking to the media
About the Chronic Disease Prevention Organizing Project
Read how the health department shifted its traditional role and began collaborating with the community to address chronic disease.
Print the Guidebook
Download the entire CDPOP Guidebook in PDF format for convenient printing.
Funding provided by The Partnership for the Public's Health, a program of the Public Health Institute, through a grant from The California Endowment.
Content provided by the The Community Wellness & Prevention Program of Contra Costa Health Services.