Chronic Disease

Chronic diseases represent the biggest threat to health and wellness and put at risk the economic welfare of the entire United States. Chronic diseases and conditions cause major limitations in daily living for almost one out of every ten Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the top five chronic diseases leading to death and disability are:

  • heart disease
  • cancer
  • stroke
  • diabetes
  • arthritis

Learn more about the Coordinated Chronic Disease Prevention Program. Learn more about the Bureau of Prevention, Promotion, and Support. Also visit the following program websites for more information about preventing chronic disease:

Page last updated: September 13, 2018