Our Programs and Impact

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CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) supports a variety of activities that improve the nation’s health by preventing chronic diseases and their risk factors. Specifically, NCCDPHP:

  • Finds out how chronic diseases affect populations in the United States.
  • Studies interventions to find out what works best to prevent and control chronic diseases.
  • Funds and guides states, territories, cities, and tribes to use interventions that work.
  • Shares information to help all Americans understand the risk factors for chronic diseases and how to reduce them.
Page last reviewed: September 15, 2020