Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Public Health - Part 2
Lecture:Public Health and Chronic Disease
Slide content:Chronic Diseases The success of public health in combating infectious diseases has led to our current situation, where chronic diseases have taken the stage as the leading causes of death in the U.S. 7 of the 10 leading causes of mortality are chronic diseases, led by the top 3: heart disease, cancer, and chronic lower respiratory diseases 4
Slide notes:This lecture will discuss Public Health and chronic disease and environmental hazards. Infectious diseases have been largely brought under control from a combination of improved sanitation and antimicrobial therapies. But as infectious diseases have lessened in overall population importance, chronic diseases have risen. In 2014, the majority of the ten leading causes of mortality were chronic diseases. The top three causes were all chronic: heart disease, cancer, and chronic lower respiratory diseases . 4