Our Impact

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CDC works with states, territories, cities, and tribes to prevent common chronic diseases and promote health across the life span. These efforts have led to improvements in leading health indicators like high blood pressure control, physical activity, and teen pregnancy.

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Since 2012, the Tips From Former Smokers® campaign has motivated over 500,000 cigarette smokers to quit for good.
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The percentage of adults meeting the national guideline for aerobic physical activity increased from 44% in 2008
to 54% in 2017.
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The percentage of adults who have their high blood pressure under control increased from 43.3% in 2005⁠–⁠2006 to 48.5% in 2015⁠–⁠2016.
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Teen birth rates fell 55% from 2007 to 2017—
an all-time low.
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From 1999⁠–⁠2004 to
2011⁠⁠–⁠2016, the percentage of low-income children with dental sealants increased 75%.
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Over 297,000 people have participated in the National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change program.
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Since 1991, the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program has served more than 5.4 million women and found 65,879 cases of breast cancer and 207,727 precancerous cervical lesions.
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From 2000 to 2014,
30% more schools
offered at least
2 vegetables at lunch.
Page last reviewed: September 10, 2019, 12:00 AM