Who We Are
The California Chronic Disease Prevention Leadership Project is a unique partnership of California’s local public health leaders in the California Conference of Local Health Officers (CCLHO) and the County Health Executives Association of California (CHEAC).
The Leadership Project aims to make chronic disease prevention a higher priority for Local Health Departments (LHDs), to strengthen their capacity to address chronic disease, and to promote effective public health practices to prevent it.
We develop tools, resources, conferences, and trainings to help health departments and community partners reduce chronic disease and health inequities through a comprehensive and coordinated community-based approach.
About Our Partners
The California Conference of Local Health Officers (CCLHO) includes the 61 legally appointed physician Health Officers in California, one from each of the 58 counties and three cities of Berkeley, Long Beach, and Pasadena. CCLHO provides a state/local forum to discuss significant health issues and develop policy recommendations. Its committees consider technical and policy issues, including those in chronic disease prevention and health equity.
The County Health Executives Association of California (CHEAC) is a statewide organization of county and city Health Department and Agency Directors, who are responsible for the administration, oversight, and delivery of a broad range of local public health and indigent health care services. CHEAC is dedicated to the promotion, protection, and improvement of the health of California’s population.
Our Co-Chairs and Staff
Our Leadership Team is led by a Co-Chair from CCLHO and a Co-Chair from CHEAC. Project staff oversee the day-to-day work.