Online Program

Importance of Health Departments in Preventing Chronic Disease

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 8:50 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.

Steve Owens, MD, MPH, Health Equity, Directors of Health Promotion and Education, Washington, DC
With chronic diseases on the rise across the country, the chronic disease prevention division with a health department is crucial for any healthy places approach. This presentation will discuss the role of health departments in preventing chronic disease and how everyone can contribute to healthy, sustainable, and equitable places.

Learning Areas:

Chronic disease management and prevention

Learning Objectives:
Describe the role of health departments in chronic disease prevention. Discuss how cross-sectoral collaborations are crucial to creating healthy, sustainable, and equitable places.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a seasoned family medicine and public health trained physician with expertise in minority health issues – health equity and disparities. Currently, I serve as the Director of Health Equity for the Directors of Health Promotion and Education. In this capacity, I provide technical assistance to state, local and territorial health departments to address health inequalities through using public health systems change tools, geographic analysis of market research data to plan effective health programs.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.