Chronic Disease | Population Health

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Chronic Disease Education and Awareness

Chronic diseases are conditions that last one year or more and require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both. This program expands public health education and awareness to improve data collection, diagnosis, and treatment for chronic diseases, which may be less well known but still have a significant impact on the public’s health.

Expanding the National Approach to Chronic Disease Education and Awareness

Expanding the National Approach to Chronic Disease Education and Awarenessexternal icon is a competitive grant program to expand and advance CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) work with stakeholders and partners on education, outreach, and public awareness activities for a variety of chronic diseases, which there is a clear disparity in public and professional awareness and were not funded through a direct FY21 CDC appropriations line.

Funded recipients will expand education and awareness of the proposed chronic disease by implementing the following strategies:

  1. Data dissemination activities that support awareness for public health professionals.
  2. Development of data collection tools to fill information gaps.
  3. Educational activities that support public awareness.
  4. Educational activities that support health professionals in screening, referral, treatment, and management.