The mission of the Chronic Disease Control Branch (CDCB) is to prevent and optimally manage chronic disease to ensure all Californians can experience good health and well-being. Program strategies and activities are inclusive of populations with a high burden of disease and comorbidities.
Many Californians have multiple chronic conditions which put them at greater risk for other chronic conditions, limits their ability to exercise or be a member of the workforce, and can lead to an early death. Thirty-eight percent of Californians live with at least one chronic condition.
CDCB has identified high blood pressure control as a priority focus. CDCB supports ongoing initiatives and activities to improve cardiovascular health by supporting evidence-based programs that promote healthy behaviors and healthy communities, and improves the prevention, diagnosis, and management of chronic disease.
CDCB staff collaborate with local health departments, state and federal agencies, universities, non-government organizations and community-based organizations to prevent chronic disease from occurring as well as decreasing the severity and impact of a condition once it occurs.