Chronic Disease Prevention and Control
The Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Branch works to decrease debilitation and death from chronic disease in Kentucky. Emphasis is on prevention and risk factors that can be reduced through healthy lifestyles. The branch stresses the importance of increasing physical activity and providing information and education about diabetes, asthma and cardiovascular health.
Adult Preventive Program - Helping adult Kentuckians get healthy and stay healthy by offering preventive services such as physical exams and cancer screening through local health departments.
Arthritis Program - Do you need information on arthritis? Early diagnosis and proper treatment can maximize the quality of life for most persons with arthritis.
Colon Cancer - Are you at risk for colon cancer or interested in being part of a statewide partnership addressing the burden of colon cancer in Kentucky? Screenng and removal of polyps can prevent colon cancer.
Diabetes - Do you have questions about diabetes? The Kentucky Diabetes Prevention and Control program works to reduce the number of new cases of diabetes as well as the sickness, disability and death associated with diabetes and its complications.
Heart Disease and Stroke Program - Are you at risk for heart disease or stroke? Know the risk factors and warning signs.
Osteoporosis - What is osteoporosis, how can you prevent it and what can you do to treat it?
Physical Activity Program - This statewide initiative promotes physical activity and helps community address their physical activity needs.
Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant - A variety of programs and services addressing the unique health needs of Kentuckians are funded through this grant.
Respiratory Disease Program - A statewide initiative aimed at decreasing the burden of asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) among Kentuckians.
||Your Disease Risk
Visit this website to determine your risk for five leading chronic diseases.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality now provides two new evidence-based checklists to help men and women understand which medical tests and screenings they need to stay healthy at any age. The men's and women's versions of Your Checklist for Health list the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for screening tests, preventive medicine and other healthy lifestyle behaviors.
Men: Stay Healthy at Any Age - Your Checklist for Health
Women: Stay Healthy at Any Age - Your Checklist for Health