The Chronic Disease Prevention Program is an integral part of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health, Bureau of Community Health Promotion. We are also supported by cooperative agreements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
What We Do and Why We Do It
We address environments, systems, and health behaviors associated with diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and obesity. Our program's impact spans all ages and across multiple settings, including health care, local community, early care and education, schools, and worksites. We place emphasis on reaching high-burden populations: those that are disproportionately affected by chronic diseases and related risks. We create and maintain partnerships across the state of Wisconsin so that the fight against chronic diseases is coordinated and effective.
Chronic diseases are common, costly, and deadly. We want everyone in Wisconsin to live their best life, and the chronic disease burden threatens this vision. Effective prevention can completely avoid or delay disease, as well as manage symptoms for those who have them.
Featured Professional Resources
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