Monday, January 30, 2012

An Integrated Approach to Promoting Healthy Living and Preventing Chronic Disease

The Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch (HLCDPB) participates in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Negotiated Agreement Pilot program to integrate our work on the promotion of healthy living and the prevention of chronic disease. This work plan, now in its fourth annual version, illustrates the Branch’s integrated approach to achieving specific goals while enhancing organizational efficiency.

The Branch shares responsibility with state and local partners for improving health-related quality of life for all Coloradans. Integration is achieved through shared planning, shared resources and a focus on common goals. Key Branch priorities include increasing healthy weight, decreasing smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke, decreasing dental caries in young children, increasing screening and early detection practices, increasing participation in self-management programs and eliminating health disparities. The Branch also has set infrastructure goals to best utilize Colorado's surveillance system, create an empowering work environment, and better align federal, state and local funds to accomplish health outcomes.

The integrated work plan articulates specific tactics organized by primary strategies of policy and environmental change, health systems change, community-clinical linkages, and operating and infrastructure.

The CDC integrated work plan should not be confused with the full Prevention Services Division Strategic Work Plan. The CDC integrated work plan is long and detailed, but easy to navigate, allowing you to match specific tactics with your own important work on prevention.

Click HERE to view or download the work plan.

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