Chronic Disease Prevention

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chronic diseases account for most deaths in the United States-as well as most sickness, disability, and health care costs.

In Jefferson County, the top four causes of death and the top three causes of hospitalization are chronic diseases.

Most Common Chronic Diseases


Common chronic diseases include:
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
Many cases of chronic disease are preventable through healthy lifestyle choices.

Diabetes


One in 3 adults are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and most don’t know it. Are you at risk? Take the quiz and find out! View the prediabetes screening quiz (PDF).

If you score a 9 plus or have been told by your doctor that you are pre-diabetic, you are eligible for the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP).

Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)


DPP is a diabetes prevention program that allows you to meet as a group with a trained lifestyle coach and learn how to change habits to include more moderate regular physically active, eat healthfully and manage stress. Learn your risk and live a longer healthier life!

Call Jefferson County Public Health for more information 360-385-9417.

Resources


Healthy eating and active living can help prevent chronic disease.