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What's the Plan?

Promote Tobacco-Free Living:

  • Support community efforts to adopt strong county-level clean indoor air regulations providing clean smoke-free air in public places.
  • Encourage smoke-free and tobacco-free homes, especially foster homes.

Promote Healthy Eating and Active Living:

Promote High Quality Clinical and Preventive Health Services in communities:

  • Increase community-based programs promoting healthy living and the prevention of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
  • Educate the public on the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle through tobacco-free living, healthy eating, physical activity, and by monitoring and management chronic disease risk factors such as high blood pressure and cholesterol.
  • Establish coordinated referral networks between local health care providers and community-based lifestyle change programs linking people with resources to improve their health.
  • Train Community Health Resource Persons to be local community health advocates serving as a link to health promotion and health care resources.