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Chronic Disease Prevention Section

Mission   

Encourage Georgians to improve the quality of their lives by achieving healthy lifestyles, creating healthier environments, and preventing chronic disease, disability, and premature death.

Vision

Improve the quality of life for all Georgians through better health.

Program Description

The Chronic Disease Prevention Section implements population-based programs and services aimed at reducing some of the state's leading causes of death and disability including: cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The work of the Chronic Disease Prevention Section is guided by addressing chronic disease risk factors, promoting healthy youth development, targeting unhealthy behaviors, providing access to early screening, detection and treatment services, and improving the management of chronic diseases.

The five key action areas within the Chronic Disease Prevention Section are designed to: 

  1. Build healthy public policy;
  2. Create environments that support and promote health;
  3. Strengthen community action for health;
  4. Develop personal prevention and self-management skills; and
  5. Re-orient health services toward prevention and health promotion.

The Chronic Disease Prevention Section approaches are planned, developed and implemented using evidence-based strategies and best practices. Health promotion strategies used to address the five key action areas include: health communication, prevention strategies and disease self-management; organizational change; capacity-building development and mobilization; and policy development. These five key action areas are integrated throughout the Offices within the Chronic Disease Prevention Section featured below. 

Office of Adolescent and School Health

Adolescent Health and Youth Development Program (AHYD)

Georgia Asthma Control Program (GACP)

Rape Prevention and Education Program (RPE)

School Physical Activity

Youth Tobacco Prevention

 

Office or Prevention, Screening and Treatment

Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP)

Cancer State Aid (CSA)

Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (DPCP)

Georgia Colorectal Cancer Program (GACRCP)

Georgia Drive for Sight Program (Vision Health)

Georgia Tobacco Quit Line (GTQL) and Tobacco Cessation-Healthcare and Business 

Health Systems Planning and Projects

 

Office of Planning and Partnerships

Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (GCCCP)

Healthy Communities

Relations and Information Management

 

Office of Tobacco, Policy, Systems and Environmental (PSE) Changes

Cardiovascular Health and Faith Environments

Nutrition and Early Care Environments

Tobacco-Free and Smoke-Free Places and Environments

Worksites

 

Evaluation Unit

Provide evaluation expertise to support the mission, vision and priority areas defined by the Chronic Disease Prevention Section and corresponding specialty offices noted above. 

Administration and Operations

Provide fiscal and administrative expertise to support the mission, vision and priority areas defined by the Chronic Disease Prevention Section and corresponding specialty offices noted above. 


Contact Information

Jean O'Connor, JD, DrPH; Director
Executive Secretary
Rosalind Jones
(404) 657-6652