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Washoe County Chronic Disease Coalition

jessievenegas Jessie Venegas — 11/01/2009

Washoe County Chronic Disease Coalition

The Washoe County Chronic Disease Coalition was founded in 2005 and is Northern Nevada’s only collaborative of agencies dedicated to the prevention and control of chronic disease.

Their mission is to:

• Heighten the community’s awareness of chronic diseases and their risk factors;

• Improve the community’s access to chronic disease resources, including data, education, and health care services; and

• Promote the healthy lifestyle choices that prevent chronic disease (i.e., healthy eating, active living, and being tobacco free). The Coalition is a group of diverse agencies that represents all segments of the public health system.

Fragility, pluripathology/polipathology and/or complex chronic diseases

Goals Prevention:
Funding for detection programs , Promotes adecuate understanding levels on the community about the importance of prevention
Goals Detection:
Advances public education on the importance of early detection , Shows new evidence on the importance of early detection, including guidelines of effective practices , Provides registries and patients contact systems , Promotes early intervention through primary health care measures
Goals Treatment:
Develop basic elements for an integrated health system , Provides support health policies to facilitate the planning and integration at locally and regionally , Strengthens cooperative local groups to provide integral services , Improving access to health services across the entire spectrum, from prevention to treatment , Ensures the best quality of health services , Promotes the training of health professionals , It facilitates the management by processes , Emphasizes the care of pluri-pathological and fragile patients , Promotes electronic health information systems to improve the quality of care
Goals self-management:
Refocuses the health system to support self-management , Promotes patient involvement in planning services , Improving support services with an emphasis on peer support, the disabled and carers , Allows remote support to patients and their carers from health professionals








1001 East. 9th Street, Suite B-170, P.O.Box 11130

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