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Title: Section 40-2.30 - Chronic disease prevention; performance standards

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Section 40-2.30 Chronic disease prevention; performance standards

(a) The local health department shall maintain a program designed to reduce the prevalence or incidence of chronic diseases and conditions such as

cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, asthma, arthritis and obesity, and the underlying risk factors of tobacco use, physical inactivity and poor nutrition. The activities required in this program shall include, at a minimum:

(1) Analysis and utilization of public health data and information to shape objectives and strategies related to chronic disease prevention. This analysis shall:

(i) use available data from the community health assessment and other local assessments;

(ii) identify communities and/or neighborhoods where the population is at increased risk of chronic diseases and conditions and underlying risk factors;

(iii) identify the specific local factors and available policies, practices, underlying risk factors, and interventions that influence chronic disease;

(2) leadership of, or participation in, efforts with multiple sectors in the community to improve social and physical environments to support healthy behaviors;

(3) public health marketing and communication, including developing or adapting public education materials or campaigns, and promoting or disseminating such materials or campaigns, to reduce risk factors for chronic disease morbidity, mortality and related health disparities; and

(4) activities to promote the delivery of early detection and guideline-concordant health care by health care providers.

(b) Any and all health care services for the screening or treatment of chronic diseases are ineligible for State Aid.


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