GA Department of Public Health

Risk factors for chronic diseases

Combatting Chronic Diseases in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH) offers a range of services to reduce the burden of chronic diseases in our communities, including providing access to information, advocating for minority populations, and educating the community as proven subject matter experts.

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Self-Management Education: Empowering Individuals with Chronic Diseases

GDPH's self-management education program provides individuals with chronic diseases the tools and resources they need to better manage their symptoms, improve their quality of life, and take an active role in their own healthcare.

Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. They are also leading drivers of the nation’s $4.1 trillion in annual health care costs.

Many chronic diseases are caused by a short list of risk behaviors such as tobacco use, poor nutrition, physical inactivity and excessive alcohol use.

Combatting Chronic Diseases in Georgia

Community Outreach and Advocacy

GDPH works closely with community organizations and leaders to increase awareness of chronic diseases and access to resources for preventing and managing them, through community events, health fairs, and targeted outreach to at-risk populations.


The Georgia Department of Public Health has a mission to reduce the burden of chronic diseases in the state by informing and protecting Georgia communities. The department works to inform communities about all of the opportunities to create healthy people in healthy places.

Risk Factor Reduction

They provide information and resources on reducing risk factors such as tobacco use, poor nutrition, and physical inactivity through public education campaigns, policy development, and partnerships with community organizations.

In addition to informing and protecting communities, the Georgia Department of Public Health also works to prevent and control chronic diseases across the population and lifespan through tools like self-management education.

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Data and Surveillance

GDPH collects and analyzes data on the burden of chronic diseases in Georgia to inform our prevention and management efforts, to identify areas of need and track progress over time, and to inform policy and program development.

By understanding the risk factors for chronic diseases and taking steps to reduce exposure to those risk factors, we can help to reduce the burden of chronic diseases in our communities.

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Resources For Change

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National Alliance for Hispanic Health

Providing individuals with the tools and resources they need to manage their health, including access to information on health services and resources.

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Georgia CORE

With CORE's efforts, we can break the cycle of poverty and disaster for marginalized communities. Through their unique approach, they are able to provide equitable relief directly to those who need it most.

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Georgia Department of Community Affairs

DCA provides a wealth of resources and information on safe and affordable housing, local government assistance, and community and economic development, enabling communities to make informed decisions and take advantage of opportunities for growth.

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The CEAL team is providing education on the history and ethics of biomedical research, helping community members make informed choices about vaccination and participation in vaccine trials.

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GA Department of Public Health

Take steps to reduce their risk of developing chronic diseases and to support the efforts of the Georgia Department of Public Health to improve the health of Georgia communities.

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It is important to stay informed and check the CDC website frequently for the most up-to-date information. It's a good idea to consult with your healthcare provider to determine the best course of action.

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Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia

Transforming Lives: The Impact of HHCGA in the Community

HHCGA is making a real impact in the lives of many, from providing support to those struggling with chronic diseases to educating the community on how to live healthy lives.