Program Fact Sheet
The California Heart Disease and Diabetes Prevention Unit strivees to reduce premature death and disability from heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.
Thrive with Diabetes
You are not alone. Read about individual success stories to learn how people with diabetes thrive with the disease.
Diabetes Coalition of California
The Diabetes Coalition of California (DCC) is an independent, volunteer organization consisting of individuals and agencies dedicated to the prevention, recognition, and reduction of the adverse personal and public impact of diabetes in the state’s diverse communities.
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is working to help kids, families and communities live heart-healthy lives. Use this Healthy Living information to help you get active and stay active, for life.
Heart disease and stroke are an epidemic in the United States today. Many of the people who are at high risk for heart attack or stroke don't know it. The good news is that many of the major risk factors for these conditions can be prevented and controlled.
Medical Incentives to Quit Smoking
The MIQS project incentivizes Medi-Cal members who smoke to engage in counseling with theCalifornia Smokers’ Helpline (1-800 NO-BUTTS), which doubles their chances of long-term quitting.
Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) is at the forefront of the nation's efforts to prevent and control chronic diseases. NCCDPHP leads the nation’s efforts to create expertise, information, and tools to support people and communities in preventing chronic diseases and promoting health for all.
Information on heart disease provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in California and the nation. Learn the basics of heart disease from CDPH here.
The California Department of Public Health provides basic information on heart failure.
Find basic information on stroke and resources from CDPH here.
Find information on sodium and resources to help you limit your sodium intake to reduce your risk for heart disease and other chronic conditions.
American Association of Diabetes Educators
The America Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) is a multi-disciplinary professional membership organization dedicated to improving diabetes care through education. The AADE
works to empower healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to deliver exceptional diabetes education, management and support.
American Diabetes Association
The America Diabetes Association lead the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected by diabetes.
Are you at risk for diabetes?
You can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Stay at a healthy weight, eat well and be active. With these steps, you can stay healthier longer and lower your risk of diabetes.
CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program
The National Diabetes Prevention Program encourages collaboration among federal agencies, community-based organizations, employers, insurers, health care professionals, academia, and other stakeholders to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes among people with prediabetes in the United States.
This is the place to begin your education about diabetes. This section of our site provides basic overviews of the major issues surrounding diabetes, with plenty of links to more in-depth information if you need it.
Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME)
The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors Diabetes Council recommends that individuals with diabetes enroll in a DSME workshop to help them manage their diabetes.