Chronic Diseases

Chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes are among the most prevalent, costly and preventable of all health problems. Leading a healthy lifestyle (avoiding tobacco use, being physically active, and eating well) greatly reduces a person’s risk for developing chronic disease. Assuring access to high-quality and affordable prevention measures, including screening and appropriate follow-up, is an essential step in saving lives, reducing disability and lowering costs for medical care.