Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention
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.
Chronic Disease Programs
- Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
- Screening for Life Program
- Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
Information About Chronic Diseases
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS), also called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Cancer Control Plan: Turning Action Into Results
- Burden of Diabetes Report
- Burden of Asthma in Delaware 2016 Update [PDF]
- Tobacco Prevention and Control Program
For more information, contact the Chronic Disease Bureau Office.
Links to Chronic Disease Prevention Resources
- Delaware Cancer Consortium
- Delaware Diabetes Coalition
- National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at CDC
- CDC's Preventing Chronic Disease Journal
- Delaware's Center for Health Statistics — reports on incidence and mortality of chronic diseases
- Delaware Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFS) — data about risk factors for chronic diseases
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