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 Disease: Prevention CDC estimates that 70% of deaths in the U.S. are now caused by chronic diseases Public health focus: behavior modification Chronic diseases mainly due to four modifiable health risk behaviors Lack of physical activity Poor nutrition Tobacco use E xcessive alcohol consumption 7
Slide notes:CDC estimates that 70% of deaths in the U.S. and 86% of health care costs are attributable to chronic diseases. Public healths efforts at prevention are mainly focused on behavior modification. The modifiable behaviors being targeted are physical activity, nutrition, tobacco use, and alcohol consumption. 7