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Welcome to HPCD

The Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease (HPCD) takes a comprehensive approach to chronic disease management and prevention, working with communities, health systems, and decision-makers to make it easier for people to be healthy in the places they live, work, play and pray.

Our Goals

 
West Virginians will need to work together to make the greatest impact on improving health outcomes. Each of us can model and promote healthy behaviors and advocate for healthy environments where we live, work, play and pray. All organizations have a role in promoting healthy environments that change the context for health. Working comprehensively together will help enhance a culture of health.

Goal #1: Decrease the Prevalence of Obesity
 
Goal #2: Improve Key Chronic Disease Indicators


The Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease (HPCD) takes a comprehensive approach to chronic disease management and prevention, working with communities, health systems, and decision-makers to make it easier for people to be healthy in the places they live, work, play and pray.

 

New!

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Here is a list of resources providing information:

Lung cancer site page:
https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/lung/
USCS DataViz: https://gis.cdc.gov/Cancer/USCS/DataViz.html
Stat Bite: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/uscs/about/publications.htm
Feature (with syndicated content): https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/resources/features/lungcancer/
Survivorship podcast: https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/303911
Infographics: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/lung/basic_info/infographics.htm
Screening quiz: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/lung/quiz/
Medscape screening video: https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/870462
Simulations (including tobacco cessation): https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/resources/simulations.htm 
Blogs: https://blogs.cdc.gov/cancer/category/lung-cancer/
Citation Search Tool (can select lung cancer): https://nccd.cdc.gov/DCPC_SCS/index.aspx#!/ 
Annual Report to the Nation (trends): https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/annual-report/index.htm
Tobacco Cessation Change Package: https://millionhearts.hhs.gov/tools-protocols/action-guides/tobacco-change-package/index.html

Director of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Jessica Wright discusses the West Virginia Healthy People Healthy Places program during an interview by the 40-TOP Virtual Series from the Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia. YouTube Video

Greetings all West Virginians!

The WV Healthy People Healthy Places recognition awards addressing healthy eating, water consumption, physical activity, tobacco prevention, and health care provider involvement, are all ready for our next round.  These awards are a great way to acknowledge all the incredible work that has been done in communities to strengthen the health of West Virginia.  Good news about the work communities have implemented as part of public health initiatives is always worthy of recognition.

Go to www.wvhealthypeoplehealthyplaces.com/pledge.

Please see this flyer to disseminate to all you know, and if possible, sign up your community to be recognized!

Thanks so much,

WV Healthy People Healthy Places Team

West Virginia Health Care Teams Call to Action
Referrals are needed for National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) participants.

To help you encourage COVID-19 prevention and facilitate overall wellness, the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors has released a fact sheet "Chronic Disease and COVID-19: What You Need to Know", written for the general public that relies on the current CDC guidance as well as draws from other medical advisory groups.

Resources for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Leaders
A collection of weblinks promoting activities designed to enhance a healthy lifestyle during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Stay Strong and Well During COVID-19
Resources for 1815 Partners in Response to COVID-19

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Diabetes
The CDC has determined that COVID-19 is a serious public health threat - and older adults and people with serious chronic medical conditions, including diabetes, are at risk of getting very sick from it. Here are resources to help keep you healthy.
Diabetes Disaster Preparedness Plan
Diabetes Emergency Plan Checklist

 The Road Ahead - Senior Living "Wellness and Chronic Diseases"
 A YouTube video that informs Seniors about planning ahead, being active, being involved and
 resources  to assist them on the road ahead.

The CDC has recently released their 2020 Immunization Schedules
 Immunization Schedules for Children from Birth Through 6 Years Old
 Immunization Schedules for Children 7 to 18 Years Old

Addressing Obesity and Related Chronic Diseases
A strategic plan to combat obesity and chronic disease in West Virginia 
West Virginia Legislative Coalition on Diabetes
Information for members of the Coaltion about interventions to manage diabetes in West Virginia
West Virginia Healthy People 2020
Goals and Objectives to Prevent Obesity and Related Chronic Diseases 
Diabetes Prevention and Management Classes Offered in West Virginia
A comparison chart to select the right class for you or your patient
Health Promotion and Chronic Disease
350 Capitol Street, Room 514  Charleston, WV 25301-3715
Ph: (304) 356-4193 Fx: (304) 558-1553