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.
From 2012 to 2018, 16.4 million smokers attempted to quit and 1 million successfully quit because of the Tips campaign.
The proportion of adults meeting aerobic physical activity guidelines increased from 44% in 2008 to 54% in 2018.
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 60% from 2007 to 2019— an all‑time low.
From 1999–2004 to 2011–2016, the percentage of low-income children with dental sealants increased 75%.
Over 400,000 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 5.6 million women and found 68,486 invasive breast cancers and 214,652 precancerous cervical lesions.
From 2008 to 2018, 26% fewer secondary schools across states sold less nutritious snacks or beverages.