The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is applying for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funding opportunity Improving the Health of Americans Through Prevention and Management of Diabetes and Heart Disease and Stroke-Financed in part by 2018 Prevention and Public Health Funds (PPHF).
This grant application is proposing to implement mutually reinforcing activities within Category A (Diabetes Management and Type 2 Diabetes Prevention) and Category B (Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Management) strategies to improve the health and quality of life among Californians diagnosed with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, prediabetes, and high blood cholesterol. Activities across the specified strategies will be target the same high burden areas and will be implemented at the state, regional, and community/health systems levels. This multi-level coordinated approach will integrate health equity in an effort to create healthier communities for all Californians while strengthening partnerships between state and local government, health systems, and community stakeholders.
CDPH staff will use funding from this grant to simultaneously address prevention and management of the specified chronic diseases in Category’s A and B and their associated risk factors. Staff will promote awareness and reporting of cardiovascular, diabetes, pre-diabetes, and high blood cholesterol among at-risk populations to improve health management and their health outcome. In order to improve reporting of these measures, it is necessary for CDPH staff to collaborate with health care plans and systems as well as pharmacists to improve team-based care while encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. CDPH staff will also monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed multi-leveled approach with health equity integrated to improve the health of all Californians.