Chronic Disease Prevention Program

The Ventura County Public Health (VCPH) Chronic Disease Prevention Program (CDPP) offers multiple services focused on the prevention and control of chronic diseases such as prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease, as well as opportunities for physical activity including free Zumba® and Seated Tai Chi classes for adults. Trained health educators and lifestyle coaches provide education, information, and resources to individuals, families, and community groups to equip them with important skills needed to lead healthier lifestyles that are critical in preventing chronic disease and improving health and wellness. Referrals and resources to health care and social assistance programs are provided according to individual needs. 

Program Services 
CDPP offers a variety of health promotion and disease self-management workshops as well as opportunities for physical activity classes in low-resource communities. 

Many of our free services include: 

  • Community Education 
  • Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Workshops  
  • Evidence-Based Self-Management Programs  
  • Active Living with Chronic Conditions 
  • Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management  
  • English and Spanish 
  • Zumba® classes  
  • Seated Tai Chi  
  • Community Support  
  • Health Fairs 
  • Walking clubs – technical assistance and resources for walking clubs 

Partnerships and Collaboratives 
The Partnership for a Healthy Ventura County, an initiative of Ventura County Public Health, is a coalition of multiple programs and agencies serving diverse populations groups working together to support policies, systems, and environmental changes that promote healthy eating and active lifestyles with the goal of countering obesity and its related chronic diseases. To learn more and become involved, visit LIVE WELL VC, the official website of the Partnership for a Healthy Ventura County. 

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Contact Information 
To inquire about program services, call (805) 981-6634. 

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