Health Promotion Activities
CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion works to improve the health across the lifespan by promoting healthy communities with access to nutritious foods, places to be physically active, and smokefree public spaces.
Several CDC programs work to prevent premature birth, support breastfeeding, and promote safe home environments so that infants can have the healthiest start in life.
CDC works to keep children and adolescents healthy by improving nutrition and physical activity opportunities in school, preventing tobacco use, helping students manage their chronic health conditions in school, promoting the use of dental sealants to prevent cavities, and promoting adequate sleep.
CDC works to improve health for adults by helping smokers quit, increasing access to healthy foods and physical activity opportunities, and promoting healthy behaviors.
CDC funds partners to improve the health of older adults by helping those with dementia remain active, independent, and involved in their community as long as possible.