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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 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.

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About Chronic Disease

Learn about chronic diseases and their risk factors.

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What We Do

Understand what the center does to help prevent chronic diseases.

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Our Programs

Read about our programs to prevent chronic diseases and promote health.

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What You Can Do

Learn what you can do to prevent chronic diseases.

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