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 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.

50-75? Don't wait. Get screened.

Regular screening beginning at age 50 is the key to prevention.

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The two main causes of CKD are diabetes and high blood pressure.

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Page last reviewed: May 6, 2020