Half of all Americans live with at least one chronic disease, like heart disease, cancer, stroke, or diabetes. These and other chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in America, and they are also a leading driver of health care costs.
At CDC, our job is to make it easier for all Americans to make healthy choices so they can enjoy life. We know that most chronic diseases can be prevented by eating well, being physically active, avoiding tobacco and excessive drinking, and getting regular health screenings. CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) helps people and communities prevent chronic diseases and promotes health and wellness for all.
Learn about chronic diseases and their risk factors.
Understand what the center does to help prevent chronic diseases.
Read about our programs to prevent chronic diseases and promote health.
Learn what you can do to prevent chronic diseases.
About Chronic Diseases
About the Center
Our Programs and Impact
Chronic Disease Data
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Latest News and Media
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Our Offices and Divisions
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
Division of Diabetes Translation
Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
Division of Oral Health
Division of Population Health
Division of Reproductive Health
Office on Smoking and Health
- Page last reviewed: October 3, 2018
- Page last updated: October 3, 2018
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