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​​California Wellness Plan Implementation

The California Wellness Plan (Plan) is the result of a statewide process led by CDPH to develop a roadmap with partners to create communities in which people can be healthy, improve the quality of clinical and community care, increase access to usable health information, assure continued public health capacity to achieve health equity, and empower communities to create healthier environments.

CDPH chronic disease and health promotion program staff and statewide partners were involved in the development of this Plan. Through this coordinated effort, CDPH provides a venue to align public health chronic disease prevention and health promotion efforts to ensure the best possible population health outcomes for all Californians. The aim of the Plan is to find common approaches to reduce the burden and impact of chronic disease in California.

Partner Feedback & Engagement

Advancing the California Wellness Plan, May 6, 2015

On May 6, 2015 a group of leaders in chronic disease prevention from around the state gathered to offer midcourse guidance on advancing Let's Get Healthy California priorities and the Plan goals, as well as creating equity in health in California.  Consensus from the meeting confirmed that achievement of meaningful success in each of the goal areas relies on continued collaboration, advice, action and investment from all partners and constituencies.  Over the next two years, Partners would like the CDPH to: document progress while diffusing innovation, engage community in all stages of the work, and focus on primary prevention and systems change in order to create equity in health more broadly.

Advancing Prevention in the 21st Century, Commitment to Action 2014 (P21)

On February 13 and 14, 2014, CDPH hosted a statewide chronic disease prevention meeting, titled Advancing Prevention in the 21st Century, Commitment to Action 2014 (P21) in Sacramento. The meeting was co-sponsored by the California Conference of Local Health Officers (CCLHO), the County Health Executives Association of California (CHEAC), and the CCLHO/CHEAC Chronic Disease Prevention Leadership Project.

The meeting brought together statewide partners from public and private sector organizations to advance shared policy, health system, and health information strategies outlined in the Plan. P21 built on the momentum of the 2011-2013 chronic disease prevention partner forums that brought together experts and community partners from multiple organizations and sectors to solicit feedback on the Goals, Strategies and Objectives of the nine year Plan.

As a result of P21 Meeting, there is now an increased capacity to implement chronic disease prevention activities and take advantage of opportunities; and a two-year chronic disease prevention agenda with priority strategies, action steps and resource commitment for each Plan Goal.

California Wellness Plan Data Reference

The purpose of the California Wellness Plan Data Reference Guide is to provide the public with details, and when possible online access, to the lowest-level data source (local, regional) for each Plan Objective, as well as written instructions to access data.  In alignment with the Let's Get Healthy California Taskforce Report (December 2012) priorities, each Plan objective serves as a guideline for efforts to make California the healthiest state in the United States of America by 2022.

Comprehensive Medication Management Programs: Description, Impacts, and 2015 Status in Southern California

Comprehensive medication management (CMM) is an evidence-based, physician approved, pharmacist-led, preventive clinical service ensuring optimal use of medications that is effective at improving health outcomes for high-risk patients while decreasing health care costs.  This white paper sees to describe the current landscape, including delivery, use, outcomes, benefits and challenges of CMM in Southern California as of May 2015.

Health in Planning within California's Local Health Departments, 2015 

Health in Planning within California's Local Health Departments, 2015 summarizes the results of an environmental scan conducted to assess local health department involvement in creating healthy built environments through community design and land use planning in California.

Economic Burden of Chronic Disease in California 2015

The purpose of this report is to estimate the health care cost in 2010 for each of the 58 counties in California for treating arthritis, asthma, cardiovascular disease (stroke, hypertension, coronary heart disease, and congestive heart failure), diabetes, cancer, and depression.

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