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 – 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 smoking, tobacco, obesity, physical activity, healthy eating, lead poisoning prevention, colon cancer prevention and screening, secondhand smoke, underage drinking prevention, drug overdose prevention, support for individuals in recovery, heart health, and breast cancer prevention and screening.
The Chronic Disease Prevention Program is comprised of four programs: