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Chronic diseases are responsible for 7 of 10 deaths each year, and treating people with chronic diseases accounts for most of our nation’s health care costs. Find out how CDC’s chronic disease prevention system brings together data, health care systems, and communities to support healthy choices and reduce risk behaviors for all Americans.

  • CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. 6 Tips for Healthy Aging: As you age, doing these six things will improve your chances of staying healthy and preventing chronic disease.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP). One in two adults in the US has a chronic disease and one in four adults in the US has two or more. Chronic diseases leading causes of death, disability, and health care costs are heart disease, cancer, chronic lung diseases, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and type 2 diabetes.
  • What's In Their Backpack? How you can help your kids have a healthy start for the school year. Every school is different and has its own policies on what students can bring. So be sure to check!
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Heart Disease and Stroke

Progress on stroke deaths has stalled in most states.

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School Health

About 25% of children aged 2 to 8 years have a chronic health condition.

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Breast Cancer

Is it time for your mammogram?

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Alzheimer’s Disease

Learn how to support a loved one with Alzheimer’s.