Thursday, February 25, 2016

NACDD prevention white paper updated

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) released a timely update to its widely acclaimed white paper, citing immediate need for a national focus on chronic disease prevention.

Spotlighting the alarming burden of other chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease, NACDD's new update highlights tobacco as the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., resulting in more than 480,000 deaths annually.
Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

The paper outlines the proven, preventive interventions that work including a single campaign that helped over 5 million smokers attempt to quit. NACDD presents a clear and logical argument for a ‘prevention-solution’ to America’s chronic disease crisis that is responsible for 86 percent of all healthcare spending.

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