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Bureau of Health 
Promotion and 
Risk 
Reduction
   

The Bureau of Health Promotion & Risk Reduction serves as the focal point for statewide planning and implementation of prevention, education and interventions for chronic diseases, injury and community-based programs. 
 
Four divisions within this office extensively utilize all available data to implement evidence based programs, with a focus on policy, system and environmental changes in order to improve health outcomes:
 
 
To prevent and improve the management of chronic diseases, which now are estimated to account for more than 75% of the nation’s health care costs, the Bureau administers primary prevention programs that address nutrition and physical activity and environmental interventions, such as enforcement of the Clean Indoor Air Act.  
 
Secondary prevention is addressed through early detection and screening programs for cancer, as well as interventions to control a problem or disease and minimize the consequences, such as self-management of diabetes or educating health care professionals. 
 
The Bureau monitors emerging chronic diseases and injury prevention issues and develops new programs based on data and available resources.