The Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Division (CDPHPD) strives to promote wellness and improve the quality and years of life for Hawaii’s people through effective prevention, detection and management of chronic diseases. CDPHPD is comprised of the following programs:
Chronic Disease Management
Chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma and diabetes, are the leading cause of mortality in the world. These diseases are among the most prevalent, costly, and preventable of all health problems. Obesity and tobacco use increase the risk of developing many chronic conditions.
Leading a healthy lifestyle and avoiding tobacco use may greatly reduce a person’s risk for developing chronic disease. CDPHPD works to promote health and reduce the burden of chronic disease for the people of Hawaii by empowering the community, influencing social norms and supporting and encouraging healthy lifestyle choices.