Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in America.
Approximately six in 10 Americans live with at least one chronic disease, such as heart disease and stroke, cancer, or diabetes. Many chronic diseases are caused by a variety of risk factors that can be reduced by making healthy lifestyle choices. Not only the leading cause of death and disability, chronic diseases are also the leading driver of health care costs in the United States (U.S.). It is a public health priority in the Greater Nashua Public Health Region (GNPHR) to provide health promotion and education to help our community prevent chronic diseases and manage symptoms when prevention is not possible to reduce the burden of chronic disease on our society.