Chronic Disease Committee
The Chronic Disease committee works to promote the goals of the New York State Department of Health Prevention Agenda. These goals include promoting healthy eating, increased physical activity, encouraging early diagnosis and screening, and improved prevention services.
To view the 2017-2018 work plan please click here.
Check out some more information on committee work below!
Click here to view our Chronic Disease Tool with information on diabetes, colon cancer prevention/screening, stroke, and reducing sodium intake.
ACHIEVE stands for Action Communities for Health, Innovation and Environmental ChangE. ACHIEVE activities work towards GVHP and Community Health Improvement Plan goals to reduce chronic disease. Livingston County was named an ACHIEVE community by the CDC in 2011. Chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and stroke, are the leading cause of death among Livingston County residents. Unhealthy behaviors, including lack of physical activity, poor eating habits and tobacco use, account for a large percentage of those diagnosed with chronic diseases. ACHIEVE worked with the Town of Lima to open a network of walking trails at Mark Tubbs Memorial Park. They also worked with the Conesus Inlet Trail, completing 220 feet of handicap accessible boardwalk, and worked on the construction of a kiosk at the trailhead on Sliker Hill Road.
Physical Activity Guide
Looking for ways to be more active? Check out this guide of physical activity opportunities in Livingston County, created by the Chronic Disease Committee! Click here!
Healthy Living Widgets: Check these tools out to assess your health!