Chronic Disease Prevention

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Chronic disease prevention programs



Diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. Learn more about:

  • Diabetes types and issues
  • Diabetes prevention
  • Diabetes management
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Juvenile diabetes
  • Financial assistance and medical supplies
  • Prescription assistance
  • Partner resources

Heart disease and stroke

Help prevent heart disease and stroke in your family by understanding the risks. Most risk factors for heart disease and stroke—specifically, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, and obesity—are preventable and controllable. Learn more about:

  • Heart disease and stroke prevention
  • LINK archive
  • Partner resources
  • Cardiovascular data and reports

Palliative Care

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. Learn more about:


Talk about dementia

Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia can cause changes, impacting memory and thinking, as well as changes in behavior as we get older. Learning about dementias and discussing them can help us and our loved ones. Learn more about dementia and better brain health, explore information and resources for professionals, and find out more about the Colorado Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias State plan.


Cancer, Cardiovascular, and Chronic Pulmonary Disease Grant Program (CCPD)

The Cancer, Cardiovascular, and Pulmonary Disease (CCPD) Grant Program aims to reduce chronic disease in Colorado by providing a comprehensive approach that focuses on prevention, early detection, and treatment for cancer, cardiovascular disease, and chronic pulmonary disease. Learn more about:


Healthy Eating & Active Living

Healthy Eating & Active Living provides nutrition assistance for families, childcare facilities, and hospitals and promotes active living and building positive communities. Learn more about:


Health navigator workforce development

The Community Health Worker Workforce Development Initiative (formerly the Health Navigator Workforce Development Initiative) aims to define competencies and standardize training for unlicensed Community Health Workers, introduce voluntary credentialing and a Health Navigator Registry, and engage partners to promote sustainability of the Community Health Worker workforce in Colorado. In 2023, CDPHE adopted the umbrella term “Community Health Worker” for the workforce in Colorado. CDPHE, together with a group of stakeholders, revised the Health Navigator core competencies to a new set of 8 (eight) Community Health Worker core competencies. In the year ahead, training programs will adapt their curricula to the new core competencies and will reapply to be recognized as Community Health Worker training programs. Learn more about: