National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Promoting a healthy fall. Learn tips for a healthy fall.

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.

two women hugging

Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, when it is most treatable.

two children stretching in the school gym

Helping kids form healthy habits is easier than trying to change bad habits during adulthood.

older adults walking

Falls are preventable and do not have to be an inevitable part of aging.

no smoking sign on playground

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States.

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Page last reviewed: October 7, 2019