Five of the top ten causes of death in the US are chronic diseases. Chronic diseases are expensive to treat and can severely impact the quality of life of individuals. However, many of the behaviors directly responsible for chronic diseases can be changed.
Stopping smoking, being active and eating healthier, getting regular health screenings, delaying use of alcohol or other substances – these are all proven ways to prevent chronic diseases. In order to make these changes, we need both community and individual effort. The Chronic Disease Prevention program works to make it easier for people to choose to be healthier. When the healthy choice is the easy choice, everybody wins!
Topics we cover include lead poisoning prevention, obesity prevention, substance use prevention, sun safety and tobacco prevention.
The Chronic Disease Prevention Program is comprised of five programs: