National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Promoting a healthy holiday season. Learn tips for healthy holidays.

Promoting a healthy holiday season. Learn tips for healthy holidays.

Six in ten Americans live with at least one chronic disease, like heart disease and stroke, cancer, 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 wellbeing 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.

Latino family sitting outside

Hispanic/Latino American adults have a 50% chance of developing diabetes in their lifetime.

woman, children, and dog crossing street

More people are active in places with safe sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, and bike lanes.

father holding child with orange in grocery store

Kids’ early eating experiences can affect how they eat as they get older.

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Lower your risk of lung cancer by not smoking, and see if screening is right for you.

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Page last reviewed: November 26, 2019