The Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Section of the Division of Public Health has the responsibility for prevention and control of chronic diseases and their risk factors. Section programs address cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, tobacco use, physical activity, nutrition, health education, chronic disease epidemiology, and collection of behavioral risk factor data.
Our Mission: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention accomplishes its mission by:
- providing timely, quality, and accessible health data and data analyses to our internal and external partners in order to fully inform the development, implementation, and evaluation of public health programs;
- effectively managing public health programs for the prevention and control of chronic diseases;
- responding at any time to urgent health problems with expertise and analyses needed for their understanding and control;
- providing targeted health communication based on science and designed with the audience in mind;
- maintaining and enforcing relevant public health regulations;
- evaluating activities to assure they are having the expected impact; and
- continually striving to better serve our internal and external customers.
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs