Chronic diseases and injuries/violence are responsible for at least 4 of every 5 deaths in Santa Clara County. Cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's disease, stroke, chronic lower respiratory disease are the top five causes of death in this County. Many deaths are preventable and tied to unhealthy behaviors or lifestyles. Among the leading causes of preventable death are: tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, alcohol abuse and misuse, and motor vehicle crashes.
The Center for Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, in coordination with other local health agencies and community partners, work together to reduce death and disabilities through preventing chronic diseases and injuries by working on policies and organizational changes designed to create and support healthier environments so that residents of Santa Clara County can live, work and play in healthy, safe, and livable communities. This is accomplished by increasing access to healthy and safe environments, healthier food options, physical activity through culturally appropriate education, policy development, and leverage community engagement, and local and regional leadership.
The Center for Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention (CDIP) works in various sectors to implement programs and initiatives, and is a convener of collaboratives to work together on education and promotion of environmental changes to support a healthy community by enhancing opportunities where people can live, work and play. The following are the Center's priority areas in creating a healthier Santa Clara County:
REGISTER TODAY for the Santa Clara County Nutrition and Physical Activity Monthly Themes Training - Thursday, September 4, 2014! - The Nutrition and
Physical Activity Monthly Themes Calendar and Toolkit were developed to help
promote nutrition and physical activity messaging within Santa Clara County.
Participants attending this FREE, fun and interactive training will
receive an overview of the Santa Clara County Monthly Themes Calendar and
Toolkit, learn how to implement the monthly themes, and participate in sample
activities from the toolkit. For additional information about the training, download flyer or click here to register. Don't miss this opportunity! Registration deadline is Friday, August 29, 2014. Note: This training is ONLY open to Santa Clara County Agencies.
August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month!
Santa Clara County Public Health Department launches "Walk Wise, Drive Smart"Public Safety Awareness Campaign. Click here to learn more.
Grand Boulevard Initiative's 2013 Progress Report - The Santa Clara County Public Health Department efforts, including Safe Routes to School and the creation of the city and neighborhood health profiles, were featured in the Grand Boulevard Initiative's 2013 Progress Report. Learn more about the Grand Boulevard Initiative's current efforts.
To learn more about the Center for Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention and current efforts, please contact:
Center for Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention (CDIP)
1400 Parkmoor Avenue, Suite 120 B
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: (408) 793-2700
Fax: (408) 793-2731