Research Project

State public health actions to prevent and control diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and associated risk factors, and promote school health

Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. Seven of every 10 deaths are caused by them. The Centers for Disease Control support efforts nationwide to reduce the risk factors associated with childhood and adult obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke and to help prevent these chronic diseases. The goal of this project is to make healthy living easier for all Americans by improving environments in work sites, schools, early childhood education services, state and local government agencies, and community settings to promote healthy behaviors; by improving the delivery and use of quality clinical and other health services aimed at preventing and managing high blood pressure and diabetes; and by increasing links between community and clinical organizations to support prevention, self-management, and control of diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity.