Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Control Partnership 

Iowa is part of a national effort for health promotion and chronic disease prevention and management. Chronic diseases are diseases that go on for a long time and often don’t go away completely, like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides funding to Iowa through a cooperative agreement called the “State Public Health Actions to Prevention and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Association Risk Factors and Promote School Health,” which is also called “1305.” In Iowa, we call this CDC-funded effort the “Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Partnership” or the “Partnership.”

The goals of this effort are:

  • Healthier people living in healthier communities;
  • Improved prevention and control of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity; and
  • Promotion of health in schools.

The goals and strategies of this effort can only be accomplished through the joint focus and work of health systems, insurers, public health agencies, policy makers, schools, community organizations, businesses, colleges and universities, retail outlets, and the engagement of the people of Iowa. The strategies of the effort are focused in domains. The domains, as named and organized by the CDC, are: Domain 2: Environmental Approaches, Domain 3: Health Care Systems, and Domain 4: Community-Clinical Linkages. More information about the different domains is available here.

For more information about what’s happening in Iowa, check out the following sites:

To learn more about this cooperative agreement, check out this State Public Health Actions (1305) Infographic. To learn more about the national effort, go to the CDC website.