Chronic Disease & School Health Program

Chronic Disease & School Health Program

Implementation of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity prevention strategies; promote school health in Will County.

Author: Family Health Services Staff/Sunday, January 13, 2013/Categories: Family Health Services

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The Chronic Disease & School Health program is a three year project which will allow our agency to lead the implementation of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity prevention strategies and to promote school health in Will County.

The goals of this project are to:

  • Promote and reinforce healthful behaviors and practices across the lifespan related to diabetes, cardiovascular health, physical activity and healthful foods and beverages to community, worksite, school, and early childhood education center environments.
  • Promote the use of clinical and other preventive services to address prevention and management of hypertension and diabetes.
  • Collaborate with community partners to support prevention, self-management and control of diabetes, hypertension, and obesity.
  • Collaborate with clinical partners to improve medication adherence for adults with high blood pressure and adults with diabetes.
  • Promote self-monitoring of high blood pressure tied to clinical support.
  • Promote referrals to and use of diabetes primary prevention and self-management education programs.

There are three project areas the Chronic Disease & School Health Program:

 Environmental Approaches that Promote Health

  • Implement food service guidelines/nutrition standards where foods and beverages are available, which address sodium content in food and beverages
  • Create supportive nutrition environments in schools

Health Systems Intervention

  • Increase implementation of the quality improvement process in health systems
  • Increase use of team-based care in health systems, including the use of electronic health records

Community Clinical Linkages

  • Increase use of diabetes self-management programs in community settings
  • Increase use of lifestyle intervention programs in community settings for primary prevention of type II diabetes
  • Increase engagement of community pharmacists in the provision of medication/self-management for adults with high blood pressure and adults with diabetes

If you are from a local hospital, early childhood education center, school, or worksite and are looking to learn more about what your agency can do to improve the health of your staff or students, please contact the Chronic Disease & School Health Program at 815-727-8864.

The Documents to Download section (below) includes valuable resources and tools to aid in chronic disease prevention at hospitals, schools, early childhood education centers, and worksites.

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