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Chronic diseases are responsible for 7 of 10 deaths each year, and treating people with chronic diseases accounts for most of our nation’s health care costs. Find out how CDC’s chronic disease prevention system brings together data, health care systems, and communities to support healthy choices and reduce risk behaviors for all Americans.

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP). One in two adults in the US has a chronic disease and one in four adults in the US has two or more. Chronic diseases leading causes of death, disability, and health care costs are heart disease, cancer, chronic lung diseases, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and type 2 diabetes.
  • NCCDPHP: You can help prevent chronic disease and have a #HealthySummer when you follow these 6 tips.
  • What's In Their Backpack? How you can help your kids have a healthy start for the school year. Every school is different and has its own policies on what students can bring. So be sure to check!
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African American Health

Closing the gap in chronic diseases and death rates.

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Skin Cancer Awareness

Helping Americans protect themselves from the most common cancer.

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Diabetes Prevention

Promoting lifestyle changes to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

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Smoking Cessation

Funding quitlines and other resources to help smokers quit.

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