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.
NCCDPHP efforts have led to improvements in leading health indicators like high blood pressure control, physical activity, and teen pregnancy.
NCCDPHP is advancing health equity by addressing social determinants of health and improving fair and just practice through science, programs, and policies.