Chronic Disease

6 in 10 Americans live with at least one chronic disease, like heart blood pressure, cancer or diabetes.  Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States.  We know that we can lower our risk of chronic disease by 1) eating nutritious foods, 2) getting physical activity throughout the day, 3) not using tobacco, 4) keeping alcohol use to a minimum (or not using at all), and 5) having regular health screenings.

Did you know?

35.8% of adults in Jefferson County had obesity in 2021

19.9% of adults in Jefferson County were cigarette smokers in 2021

74.3% of adults in Jefferson County were taking medicine to manage blood pressure in 2021

Behavioral Health Community Resources


A Guide for Older Adults: Talking with Your Doctor

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