Chronic Diseases are the leading causes of death nationally and in Delaware. Cardiovascular disease — including heart disease and stroke — is still the leading cause of death; cancer is second, followed by lung diseases and diabetes.
The Chronic Disease Prevention Bureau, in the Division's Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Section, manages programs to prevent and control these chronic illnesses. The programs work closely with the Bureau of Health Promotion, whose programs address the major risk factors for the leading causes of death, such as tobacco use, physical inactivity, poor nutrition, and obesity.
For more information, contact the Chronic Disease Bureau Office.
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