National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

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Six in ten 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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Minority groups and women are at greater risk.

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84 million US adults have prediabetes, and 90% of them don’t know it.

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Would you know how to help someone during or after a seizure?

father and son in field by barn

Rural residents are at higher risk of chronic diseases and premature death.

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Page last reviewed: June 27, 2019