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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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Preterm Birth

Improving health before and during pregnancy.

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Addressing the nation’s leading cause of disability.

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Alzheimer's Disease

Promoting health and independence for older Americans.

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Health Disparities

Closing the gap through the REACH program.