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Health Promotion and Chronic Disease

Through our Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Division (HPCD) (PDF: 38KB/1 page), we work to reduce the burden of suffering and death from chronic diseases and injuries in Minnesota, by providing leadership in the prevention of chronic diseases and injuries, conducting public health surveillance, and developing, implementing, evaluating and supporting public health interventions.

Program Areas

  • Cancer Control
    Reduces deaths and disability from cancer through early detection. Provides free breast and cervical cancer screening and follow-up diagnostic services to low income women.
  • Center for Health Promotion
    Promotes, encourages and supports healthy and safe communities, and works to build capacity for individual, community and system change to improve health and prevent injury, and chronic disease.
  • Chronic Disease and Environmental Epidemiology Monitors and reports the occurrence of cancer among all Minnesota residents through a statewide cancer surveillance system. Develops and implements a statewide action plan for asthma control. Monitors and evaluates the occurrence and prevention of occupational injuries and deaths as well as respiratory and other chronic diseases. Environmental Epidemiology systematically measures and tracks how hazards in our environment are affecting the health of Minnesotans.
  • Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
    Plans and implements an integrated and coordinated approach to reducing cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality from cancer and to improving the quality of life for those with cancer.

Updated Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 08:03AM