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
THE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH AND DISABILITY
and Leading Drivers of the Nation’s $4.1 Trillion in Annual Health Care Costs
THE KEY LIFESTYLE RISKS FOR CHRONIC DISEASE
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 Million Hearts® initiative prevented an estimated 135,000 cardiac events from 2012 to 2016, averting $5.6 billion in medical costs.
Teen birth rates fell 63% from 2007 to 2020— an all‑time low.
Use of dental sealants among children from low-income households increased from 22% in 1999–2004 to 39% in 2011–2016.
Over 640,000 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 6.0 million women and found 74,891 invasive breast cancers, 5,066 invasive cervical cancers, and 232,428 precancerous cervical lesions.
From 2010 to 2020 there was an 8% decrease in the number of secondary schools that sold less nutritious snacks or beverages.