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Community Health Administration

The Community Health Administration works to prevent the leading causes of death, protect and promote the health of mothers and children and eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in health. CHA focuses on nutrition and physical activity promotion; cancer and chronic disease prevention and control; access to quality primary health care services; and the health of families across the lifespan. CHA’s approach targets the multiple factors that influence health through evidence-based programs, policies and systems change. See our Framework for Improving Community Health.


Nutrition and Physical Fitness Bureau
The Nutrition and Physical Fitness Bureau works to improve access to healthy, affordable food and increase opportunities for active living.

Family Health Bureau
The Family Health Bureau works to protect, promote and improve the health of families through screening and surveillance, education, community-clinical linkages, family strengthening programs, preventive services and positive youth development.

Cancer and Chronic Disease Prevention Bureau
The Cancer and Chronic Disease Prevention Bureau works to reduce the incidence and mortality of cancer and chronic disease through policy change, clinical quality improvement, community engagement and wellness promotion.

Health Care Access Bureau
The Health Care Access Bureau works to improve the availability and accessibility of primary medical care and dental services, and to prevent infectious diseases by maintaining high levels of vaccination.