Chronic Disease Prevention

Many chronic diseases are caused by key risk behaviors. By making healthy choices, you can reduce your likelihood of getting a chronic disease and improve your quality of life. Six in ten Americans live with at least one chronic disease, like heart disease and stroke, cancer, or diabetes. These and other chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in America, and they are also a leading driver of health care costs.

Source: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP)


View publications from the CLD Team focused on this research topic:

  • Warren-Findlow, J., Coffman, M., Vinoski Thomas, E., & Krinner, L. M. (2019). ECHOes: A brief health literacy intervention to improve hypertension self-care. Health Literacy Research and Practice, 3(4), e259-e267. doi: 10.3928/24748307-20191028-01
  • Hoglind, T., Vinoski Thomas, E., & Lyons, S. (2019). What local health departments should know about people with disabilities. NACCHO Exchange, 18(2), 1-5.
  • Lyons, S., Hoglind, T., & Vinoski Thomas, E. (2019). NACCHO’s follow-up assessment of disability inclusion within local health departments. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 25(6), 616-618. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000001085
  • Warren-Findlow, J., Krinner, L. M., Vinoski Thomas, E., Coffman, M., Gordon, B. D. H., & Howden, R. (2019). Relative and cumulative effects of hypertension self-care behaviors on blood pressure. Western Journal of Nursing Research. doi: 10.1177/0193945919851111 [Epub ahead of print]