On Behalf of Sheila Sjolander:
This past September the Arizona Department of Health Services Bureau of Tobacco & Chronic Disease was awarded a Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion grant (CDPHP). CDPHP allows ADHS to increase coordination and collaboration on evidence-based interventions addressing the leading causes of chronic diseases in Arizona (heart disease, cancer, pulmonary disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis). Specifically, ADHS will be focusing its efforts on the following key strategic areas: Health Policy Capacity, School-Based Initiatives, Community Design, Integration of Community and Clinical Preventive Environments, Chronic Disease Self-Management & Worksite Wellness.
One of the first action items within the grant is to convene stakeholders from across the state to provide direction and guidance on how to move forward within those strategic areas. Specifically, ADHS is seeking partners which can help in the development of a comprehensive Chronic Disease Strategic Action Plan by participating in one of five strategic planning sessions in December.
Attached you will find a registration form. If interested in attending, please register for the session which best accommodates your availability. Space is limited for these sessions so registration will be on a first come, first serve basis.
If you have any questions regarding CDPHP, please feel free to contact Tim Vaske, Office Chief – Chronic Disease Programs with the Bureau of Tobacco & Chronic Disease at Tim.Vaske@azdhs.gov or (602) 364-0841.
We appreciate your input in this new endeavor, and look forward to working with you to improve the health and wellness of all Arizonans.
Sheila Sjolander, MSW
Acting Assistant Director
Public Health Prevention Services
Arizona Department of Health Services