National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
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 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.
E-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product among US middle and high school students.
Excessive alcohol use is responsible for 1 in 10 total deaths among working-age adults.
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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