Chronic Disease and Injury Control
Our mission in the Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Control (CDIC) is to sustain and improve the health status of California's population. With injuries and chronic diseases accounting for more than 75 percent of all deaths in California, we look to assess, control, and reduce morbidity and mortality due to chronic diseases, injuries, and associated risk factors. This is accomplished by integrating chronic disease preventive practices and clinical medicine, by developing the professional infrastructure and leadership necessary to address these and other public health issues, and by promoting healthful lifestyles and reducing risk-taking behaviors.
The Division consists of several Branches to carry out its functions as listed under "Organization," below. The Division deals with the leading causes of illness, injury and death among our population and seeks new effective ways to deal with old problems.
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