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Title: A customizable model for chronic disease coordination: Lessons learned from the coordinated chronic disease program

In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided funding and technical assistance to all states and territories to implement the Coordinated Chronic Disease Program, marking the first time that all state health departments had federal resources to coordinate chronic disease prevention and control programs. This article describes lessons learned from this initiative and identifies key elements of a coordinated approach. We analyzed 80 programmatic documents from 21 states and conducted semistructured interviews with 7 chronic disease directors. Six overarching themes emerged: 1) focused agenda, 2) identification of functions, 3) comprehensive planning, 4) collaborative leadership and expertise, 5) managed resources, and 6) relationship building. Furthermore, these elements supported 4 essential activities: 1) evidence-based interventions, 2) strategic use of staff, 3) consistent communication, and 4) strong program infrastructure. On the basis of these elements and activities, we propose a conceptual model that frames overarching concepts, skills, and strategies needed to coordinate state chronic disease prevention and control programs.
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  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Preventing Chronic Disease
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 13; Journal ID: ISSN 1545-1151
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Research Org:
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
Country of Publication:
United States