Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Established in 1995, the Center works in partnership with health care professionals, individuals, and communities to improve the health of its constituents through programs based on research, an understanding of human behavior, and validated processes for health risk reduction. The Center is committed to developing programs and services within the context of the following key objectives:

  • Continuously improve, deliver and expand preventive services in clinical practice.
  • Facilitate a range of wellness programs.
  • Collaborate with internal, public-sector, and private-sector partners to improve the health of the multiple populations we serve and the broader communities of which we are a part.
  • Provide leadership on health promotion and disease prevention in clinical practice, managed care, community health and public policy.
  • Develop and implement a research and evaluation plan to advance the science of health promotion and disease prevention and improve the delivery of preventive services.


The Center serves a broad array of customers including the System, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), patients, health professionals and students, employer groups, policy makers, the community (e.g., faith-based, schools, community-based organizations), and funding agencies (e.g., foundations, government). With an understanding of the importance of respecting diversity, working collaboratively with others, creating coalitions and partnerships, the Center strives to broaden the scope of its activities and assist others in advancing health promotion efforts.

Products and services

The Center represents a link between clinical medicine and public health and serves multiple cross-cutting roles:

Contact Information

Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Henry Ford Health
1 Ford Place, 5C
Phone: (313) 874-6274

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