This proposal from the Mississippi State Department of Health, Office of Preventive Health, Chronic Disease Bureau requests funds in the amount of $1,960,486 to implement strategies and other activities to support the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes in high-burden populations/communities within the state. This will be accomplished by developing and maintaining partnerships focused on intervention dissemination and implementation, policy development, communication marketing and coordination with other chronic disease prevention/health promotion program to further diabetes and heart disease goals. The project funded under this announcement will be the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (DPCP) and the Heart Disease and Stroke Program (HDSP). The mission for this project will be to integrate Diabetes Prevention and Heart Disease and Hypertension Programs into health systems, worksite wellness programs, and bi-directional referral programs utilizing a systems approach to imbed interventions into existing and sustainable program delivery systems throughout the state of Mississippi. The Mississippi State Department of Health is in a unique position to implement and expand this project to existing statewide systems and community partners through the established infrastructure of Community Health and Prevention Teams covering the entire state. It is the overall goal of this project to improve the quality of life among Mississippians with Diabetes and Hypertension, and individuals at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. This goal was created keeping in mind the many facets that will be required with addressing Chronic Diseases in the state of Mississippi. To help facilitate the attainment of the goals outlined over the next five years, the DPCP and HDSP programs will utilize new and existing collaboration of partners at the state and local level.