About the Center
What We Do
With an FY 2018 budget of $1.2 billion, NCCDPHP works to reduce the risk factors for chronic diseases, especially for groups affected by health disparities which are differences in health across different geographic, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.
To meet this goal, NCCDPHP works to:
Why We Do It
Chronic diseases—such as heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes—are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. They are also leading drivers of the nation’s $3.3 trillion in annual health care costs.
Most chronic diseases are caused by key risk behaviors:
How We Do It
Just as many of the same risk factors can cause or worsen most chronic diseases, many of the same approaches can prevent them or reduce their severity. NCCDPHP promotes chronic disease prevention efforts in four key areas:
- Page last reviewed: November 27, 2018
- Page last updated: November 27, 2018
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