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Chronic diseases are responsible for 7 of 10 deaths each year, and treating people with chronic diseases accounts for 86% of our nation’s health care costs. Find out how CDC’s chronic disease prevention system brings together data, health care systems, and communities to support healthy choices and reduce risk behaviors for all Americans.

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Prevention System

Learn more about CDC’s work in the four domains of chronic disease prevention.

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Community Health

PICH invests in communities to make healthy living easier.

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Health Equity Resources

Link to information on racial and ethnic disparities in chronic diseases.

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Skin Cancer Prevention

Lower your risk of America’s most common cancer.

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