Advancing Health Equity in Chronic Disease Prevention and Management

Advancing Health Equity in Chronic Disease Prevention and Management

CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) believes that all people should have the fair and just opportunity to live their healthiest life. However, some people may not have equitable access to resources and opportunities due to unfair policies, practices, and conditions and differential treatment because of a variety of factors. These factors include but are not limited to race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical abilities, geographic location, educational background, and economic status.

NCCDPHP is advancing health equity by addressing social determinants of health and improving fair and just practice through science, programs, policies, and other interventions. These include our collaboration with partners, communication efforts, efforts to engage communities, and focus on workforce improvement.

Learn more about the areas in which NCCDPHP is deploying strategies to advance health equity:

Featured Video

NCCDPHP is taking innovative approaches to build healthier communities. In this video, NCCDPHP Director Dr. Hacker describes how NCCDPHP is partnering with a wide variety of communities and organizations to equitably address social determinants of health and advance health equity.

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