Chronic diseases – such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and respiratory disease – are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. About one in two Americans is currently living with a chronic disease. Though they are the most common and most costly diseases, many chronic diseases are preventable.
Adopting healthy behaviors, such as eating healthy foods, being physically active, and avoiding tobacco, can help prevent heart disease, stroke, lung disease, and many cancers.
Tri-County Health Department uses a unique collaborative model to address chronic diseases in our communities. By bringing together the Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Team, we reach staff and clients through all of our Divisions and Programs to increase prevention messaging. The following programs/initiatives are a part of the Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Team: