• Contact Us

    Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section
    MC 1965
    PO Box 149347 Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street
    Austin, TX 78756

    Phone: (512) 458-7111
    Fax: (512) 458-7618

Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section

Dedicated to the health of every Texan throughout the lifespan.

The Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section is part of the Disease Control and Prevention Services Division of the Texas Department of State Health Services. The Section serves Texans by creating, promoting and guiding public health programs across the lifespan to promote healthy lifestyles and educate, prevent and manage chronic diseases.

Vision, Mission and Goals

Vision: All Texans live, work, play and learn in communities that support health and an optimal quality of life at every age.

Mission: To serve all Texans by improving and supporting systems, policies and environments that promote health and improve quality of life.

Goal: To coordinate efforts between communities, coalitions, and stakeholders to support and sustain an environment that makes possible a whole and healthy Texan.

Program Areas

Birth Childhood Adolescence Teens Early Adulthood Midlife Late Life End of Life

   Saferiders Safety Seat Program








   Childhood Obesity






   School Health







   Nutrition and Wellness






           Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations





   Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke





   Comprehensive Cancer


   Community and Worksite Wellness



   Chronic Disease Self-Management





 Kidney Disease






   Alzheimer's Disease

   Research and Evaluation

Last updated December 29, 2016