The Chronic Disease Prevention Program uses community-centered approaches to reduce the burden of chronic disease in DeKalb County and partners with the community, stakeholders and coalitions to prevent illness and injury.

Diabetes Prevention and Self-Management (click to learn more):

  • Lifestyle change program
  • Diabetes self-management education

Health Promotion Initiative (click to learn more):

  • Breastfeeding education and counseling
  • Diabetes support group
  • Tobacco use prevention and cessation education
  • Worksite wellness

Local Efforts towards Addressing Disparities in DeKalb County (LEAD DeKalb – click to learn more):

  • Breastfeeding continuity of care
  • Community-clinic linkages
  • Mobile farmers market
  • Parent Health Ambassador Program
  • Park Prescription
  • Safe Routes to School
  • Shared-use agreements

Men’s Health Initiative (click to learn more):

  • Barbershop Initiative
  • Fathers Offering Resources and Education (FORE)
  • Hypertension control program
  • Men’s Health and Wellness Clinic
  • Men’s Health and Wellness Fair

For more information about the Chronic Disease Prevention Program, call 404-508-7847 or email