Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control
The mission of the Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control (The Center) is to improve the health of Maryland residents by promoting healthy lifestyles that will reduce chronic disease.
Chronic diseases, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, are among the leading causes of death in Maryland and currently account for 75 percent of health care costs. Fortunately, the majority of chronic disease cases can be prevented. Eighty percent of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes can be prevented through proper nutrition, physical activity, and not smoking.