Chronic Disease Prevention supports change that creates and sustains healthy environments where people live, work and play. Healthy environments make it easier for people without chronic disease to lower their risk for developing these conditions and for people with chronic disease to manage them. It also works to eliminate health disparities so that all Massachusetts residents reach their full potential to live long and live well.
The Partnership is a new statewide coordinated chronic disease coalition. This initiative fosters a coordinated public health approach to reducing chronic diseases broadly in the Commonwealth, consistent with the new federal public health funding.
Download the Massachusetts Coordinated Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Plan:
June 2013 Summit
The focus of this CoP summit, Putting It All Together: Encouraging Collaboration among Communities of Practice, was to share and link the work of the Communities of Practice. Each group provided updates on its efforts, and then collaborated with other CoPs to share successes, challenges, and ideas for further integration. A common theme throughout the full-day program was the importance of linking community and clinical initiatives, and efforts in reducing the burden of disease in Massachusetts.
- Dr. Thomas Sequist: Improving Health Outcomes by Linking the Clinic to the Community file size 1MB
- Lea Susan Ojamaa: Update on Partnership and DPH Chronic Disease Activities
January 2013 Partnership Summit
- Chapter 224: Improving the Quality of Health Care and Reducing Costs file size 2MB
- 'Partnership' Opportunities Contained in the New Massachusetts Cost Containment Law file size 5MB
- Massachusetts Coordinated Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Plan - Status Update