The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Affordable Care Act) authorizes Coordinated

Coordinated Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Program - The purpose of the program is to establish or strengthen Chronic Disease Prevention Programs within State and Territoriy Health Departments, to provide leadership and coordination, and support development, implementation and evaluation
of CDC funded programs, including those addressing nutrition, physical activity and obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, arthritis, cancer prevention and control, and diabeties.

These inter-related conditions share risk factors and intervention strategies that would benefit from coordinated, collaborative implementation with consolidated leadership and oversight to ensure achievement of outcomes, efficient use of resources, implementation of evidence-based interventions, and dissemination of best practices across programs.

The award recipients will be expected to establish or strengthen a Chronic disease Prevention Unit that provides leadership for chronic disease prevention and control, establishes cross cutting policy, communications, epidemiology and evaluation activities with the Chronic Disease Prevention Unit to support an array of categorical programs, foster collaboration and efficient use of resources across existing or new categorical programs addressing chronic diseases and their associated risk factors, best position programs and resources to achieve population level change in proposed chronic disease health and risk factor outcomes, and to identify specific population subgroups that suffer disproportionately from the conditions or risk factors being addresses and narrow the gaps in health status between these population subgroups and the population as a whole.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.