Chronic Diseases in America

Chronic Diseases in America

10 people
hands holding up icons for heart disease, cancer, chronic lung disease, stroke, alzheimer's disease, type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease
cigarette
soda and fries
man lying back and listening to headphones
alcohol

NCCDPHP PREVENTS
CHRONIC DISEASE
AND PROMOTES HEALTH

FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES

group of people with icons for improving quality of life, increasing healthy life expectancy, and reducing health care costs

WE WORK TO IMPROVE HEALTH ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN

mother and infant
children and adolescents
group of adults
older woman exercising
computer monitor with bar graph
clipboard and magnifying glass
United States map
finger touching cell phone

family watching tv with Tips campaign and no smoking icon

From 2012 to 2018, 16.4 million smokers attempted to quit and 1 million successfully quit because of the Tips® campaign

group of adults walking outside and scale icon

47% of adults met the aerobic physical activity guideline in 2020.

woman checking blood pressure with hear rate icon

The Million Hearts® initiative prevented an estimated 135,000 cardiac events from 2012 to 2016, averting $5.6 billion in medical costs.

teen girls and ultrasound icon

Teen birth rates fell 63% from 2007 to 2020— an all‑time low.

group of children sitting and smiling with tooth icon

Use of dental sealants among children from low-income households increased from 22% in 1999–2004 to 39% in 2011–2016.

man exercising with weights outside with monitor icon

Over 640,000 people have participated in the National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change program.

woman getting mammogram with cancer awareness icon

Since 1991, the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program has served more than 6.0 million women and found 74,891 invasive breast cancers, 5,066 invasive cervical cancers, and 232,428 precancerous cervical lesions.

children with lunch trays with vegetables icon

From 2010 to 2020, 8% fewer secondary schools across states sold less nutritious snacks or beverages.