When communities, businesses, and other organizations want to implement strategies to improve the health of people, CDHD is often there to help. We educate our partners on the leading causes of illness and death and provide proven practices to improve health. Policy Analysts and Health Education Specialists work with diverse community partners to establish local policies, systems, and environmental changes to combat tobacco use, increase physical activity, improve nutrition, and prevent cancer.
CDHD helps prevent life-threatening falls in senior citizens with a free, peer-led, community exercise program called Fit and Fall Proof™. CDHD staff also lead efforts with local health care providers on the State Healthcare Innovation Plan (SHIP), an initiative intended to provide better care, improve health, and reduce costs for all health care consumers, and work with health care providers in the community to reduce the incidence of prescription drug overdose.