Chronic diseases have become the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Many chronic diseases can be prevented or delayed through healthy lifestyle choices.
What does healthy living mean to you?
Most people might describe it as an absence of disease. The World Health Organization definition of healthy living is the steps, actions and strategies one puts in place to achieve optimum health.
Chronic diseases are responsible for 7 of 10 deaths each year. Early detection and treatment are important factors in helping individuals to improve their quality of life when faced with these diseases.
However, many chronic diseases could be prevented or delayed through healthy lifestyle choices. Clark County communities have been actively working on ways to support changes at the personal, community and system level to make good health within reach of all residents.
For more information, contact the Chronic Disease Prevention team.