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CDC's Chronic Disease Prevention System

What We Do

  • Provide leadership and technical assistance
  • Monitor chronic diseases, conditions, and risk factors
  • Conduct and translate research and evaluation to enhance prevention
  • Engage in health communication
  • Develop sound public health policies
  • Implement prevention strategies

Who We Work With

  • State, tribal, territorial, and local governments
  • National, state, and local nongovernmental organizations

Where We Do It

  • Communities
  • Workplaces
  • Schools and academic institutions
  • Health care settings
  • Child care settings
  • Faith organizations
  • Homes

How We Do It

  • Epidemiology and Surveillance: Provide data and conduct research to guide, prioritize, deliver, and monitor programs and population health
  • Environmental Approaches: Make healthy behaviors easier and more convenient for more people
  • Health Care System Interventions: Improve delivery and use of quality clinical services to prevent disease, detect diseases early, and manage risk factors
  • Community-Clinical Links: Ensure that people with or at high risk of chronic diseases have access to quality community resources to best manage their conditions

Why We Do It

  • Healthier environments
  • Healthier behaviors
  • Greater health equity
  • Increased productivity
  • Lower health care costs
  • Increased life expectancy
  • Improved quality of life

What We Achieve

  • Less tobacco use
  • Less obesity
  • Less heart disease and stroke
  • Less cancer
  • Less diabetes
  • Less arthritis
  • More physical activity
  • Better nutrition
  • Better oral health
  • Healthier mothers and babies
  • Healthier kids

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