Chronic Diseases in America
6 IN 10
Adults in the US
have a chronic disease
4 IN 10
Adults in the US
have two or more
AND PROMOTES HEALTH
FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES
WE WORK TO IMPROVE HEALTH ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN
Where People Live, Learn, Work, and Play
Reduce the leading causes of infant death and illness.
Children and Adolescents
Help support healthy communities, child care programs, and schools so children can eat well, stay active, and avoid risky behaviors.
Help adults lead healthy and active lives and increase the use of preventive services like cancer screenings.
Promote quality of life and independence for people as they age.
WHAT WE DO
Find out how chronic
populations in the
Study interventions to
find out what works best
to prevent and control
Fund and guide states,
and tribes to use
interventions that work.
Share information to help
all Americans understand
the risk factors for
chronic diseases and
how to reduce them.
HOW WE DO IT
how many Americans
have chronic diseases
or chronic disease
environments to make it easier for people to make healthy choices.
health care systems to deliver prevention services that keep people well and diagnose diseases early.
clinical services to community programs that help people prevent and manage their chronic diseases and conditions.
Since 2012, the Tips From Former Smokers® campaign has motivated over 500,000 cigarette smokers to quit for good.
The percentage of adults meeting the national guideline for aerobic physical activity increased from 44% in 2008 to 54% in 2017.
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.
Teen birth rates fell 55% from 2007 to 2017 —an all‑time low.
From 1999‑2004 to 2011‑2016, the percentage of low-income children with dental sealants increased 75%.
Over 297,000 people have participated in the National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change program.
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.
From 2000 to 2014, 30% more schools offered at least 2 vegetables at lunch.