4265 Department of Public Health
Program Descriptions

4045010 - Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion:
This program works to prevent and control chronic diseases, injuries, and violence. Chronic diseases include cancer, cardiovascular diseases, asthma, and diabetes. Injury and violence include unintentional injuries such as falls, motor vehicle crashes, and drowning. The Center activities include: reducing the prevalence of obesity, providing training programs for the public health workforce; preventing and controlling injuries, violence, deaths, and diseases related to behavioral, environmental, and occupational factors; promoting and supporting safe and healthy environments in all communities and workplaces; and preventing and treating problem gambling. This program includes Chronic Disease and Injury Control, Environmental and Occupational Disease Control, and the Office of Problem Gambling.