Chronic Disease


Each of us has room to improve our health each day. By making healthy choices, you can reduce your likelihood of getting a chronic disease and improve your quality of life. Everyone can start somewhere today to be more healthy tomorrow. Take and share your healthy choices with you wherever you go.   

We work closely with programs and partners in Personal and Family Health to promote health infants, children and adolescents, adults and older adults. Health across the lifespan is both important and possible. 

  1. Quit Smoking
  2. Eat Healthy
  3. Be Active
  4. Limit Alcohol
  5. Get Screened
  6. Get Enough Sleep
  7. Record Family Health History

Stopping tobacco use (or never starting) lowers the risk of serious health problems, such as heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and lung disease, as well as premature death—even for longtime smokers. 

Take the first step and call 1-800-QUIT-NOW for free support or visit one of these online resources.

Support for Your Chronic Condition

Self-management education workshops are interactive community-based programs that teach participants skills for managing  chronic conditions and are proven to improve the quality of life of participants.

Watch Laura Hughes Zhaner, instructor and Doris Yonker, participant discuss the Chronic Disease Self-Management workshop.