Chronic diseases are responsible for 7 of 10 deaths each year, and treating people with chronic diseases accounts for 86% 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 Comprehensive Cancer Control Program works with communities across the nation to reduce the number of illnesses and deaths caused by cancer, as well as to improve quality of life.
Earlier this year, the Louisiana Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and the Geographic Health Equity Alliance combined forces for smoke-free air in New Orleans, Louisiana. Through their efforts, along with a coalition of health and cultural organizations, a comprehensive smoke-free law for indoor worksites and public places was passed.
Read more about the driving force behind the New Orleans smoke-free law, [PDF-353KB] as well as other success stories. We hope they inspire readers and spark new ideas to continue the mission of the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program.
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