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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.

Chronic Disease and Health Promotion Infographic

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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.