The Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section at DSHS provides information, education, resources, and assistance to the people of Texas to make healthy life choices, reduce the human and economic impact of poor health, reduce the incidence of premature death and disability, and promote healthy communities.
The DSHS Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section:
- collects, interprets and disseminates data relating to behavioral risk factors and chronic conditions.
- provides health information and education related to tobacco use prevention, nutrition, physical activity, diabetes, and other chronic disease risk factors and diseases.
- provides technical assistance and consultation to support development of environmental and policy changes related to tobacco use, physical activity and nutrition within worksites, restaurants, schools, communities, and health care organizations.
- provides funds and technical assistance to support system changes that will improve the delivery of clinical preventive services such as adult immunizations, cancer screening tests, counseling and follow-up.
Community Transformation Grant/Transforming Texas Initiative
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