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Chronic Disease and Injury Section

News / Highlights

06/22/17: 2017 Summer Heat Report Graphs

04/25/17: Minority Health Success Stories

03/29/17: Healthy Out of School Time Recognition Program Launches in N.C. (PDF, 313 KB)

03/29/17: Cancer Survivorship Summit Planned for April (PDF, 276 KB)

03/29/17: N.C. Healthy Food Retail Collaborative Creates a Designation for Healthy Small Food Stores (PDF, 196 KB)

03/29/17: Protect You and Your Family From Skin Cancer (PDF, 184 KB)

03/29/17: Public Housing Must Be Smoke-Free by July 30, 2018 (PDF, 162 KB)

03/29/17: Surgeon General Resources on E-Cigarettes and Young People (PDF, 102 KB)

Additional Highlights

Chronic Disease and Injury Sample of Recent Successes Ingographic

Chronic diseases and injuries are responsible for approximately two-thirds of all deaths in North Carolina, or about 50,000 deaths each year. Cancer, heart disease, stroke, chronic lung disease and unintentional injuries make up the top five causes of death in North Carolina. Many deaths in the state are preventable and involve risky behaviors or lifestyles. Among the leading causes of preventable death are tobacco use, unhealthy diet/physical inactivity, alcohol and drug abuse and misuse, and motor vehicle crashes.

The N.C. Division of Public Health's Chronic Disease and Injury Section, along with local health departments and other partners, works to reduce death and disabilities related to chronic disease and injury. This is accomplished through policy development and environmental changes that support healthy behavior and improvements in systems of care as well as through education, screening, direct medical service, and community engagement. See our Sample of Recent Successes (PDF, 7.3 MB) infographic.

Our goal is to help North Carolinian develop healthy and safe communities and health systems to prevent and control chronic diseases and injury, and to eliminate health inequities.

Chronic Disease and Injury programs within the Section include: