NACDD-authored Article emphasizes Vital Need for Continued Investment in Chronic Disease Prevention

New data shows that 86% of our nation’s healthcare costs relate to chronic diseases, and most of these costs are preventable. Heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the U.S. In fact, seven of 10 leading causes of death in 2017 were due to chronic diseases. Improved, meaningful investment in chronic disease prevention strategies is essential to our effort toward long-lasting solutions. NACDD Board Member and Clinical Professor at the University at Albany School of Public Health David Hoffman; Vice President of NACDD’s Center for Justice in Public Health Robyn Taylor; and Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness at the University at Albany Jillian Mertzlufft have published the new journal article entitled, “Chronic Disease Prevention 2024 Update: Essential to our Health and Future” in the Annals of Bioethics and Clinical Applications. The article shares new data and strategies for investment in health promotion and chronic disease prevention now. Access the new journal article free of cost at

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