Chronic Disease Prevention

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Melissa Smetiouk, RN

740-203-2048

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Chronic Disease Prevention

The Delaware General Health District is dedicated to the education and prevention of long-lasting or persistent illness, also known as chronic disease.

Although Delaware County is among Ohio’s healthiest counties, chronic disease remains a strong concern among our residents. Heart disease and stroke, diabetes, cancer, lung disease, emphysema, asthma and chronic bronchitis are those among the most concern for Delaware County Residents.

Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability, as well as the most costly diseases to treat. Fortunately, these diseases are also the most preventable.

The four modifiable risk factors to prevent chronic disease are lack of physical activity, poor nutrition, tobacco use and excessive alcohol consumption. To learn more on how you can take action to prevent chronic disease, contact the Delaware General Health District at 740-368-1700.

If you suffer with a chronic disease and are interested in participating in the Chronic Disease Self- Management Program, please contact Sandy Miller.