Turning great ideas into healthier communities

Wendel Brunner, PhD, MD

Chronic Disease Prevention Leadership Project

This project places chronic disease prevention and health equity higher on the agenda of Local Health Departments (LHDs) and increases their capacity to be an important part of a broad System of Prevention in California. This project works with senior leadership of LHDs across the state to engage LHDs through quarterly meetings of the Leadership Team representing over 23 LHDs to promote trainings for LHDs on: policy, system and environmental (PSE) strategies to address chronic disease and equity; engaging non-traditional public health partners such as planners  and transportation agencies; working with communities; and promoting policy.