Chronic Disease Prevention Services is committed to reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and obesity in the City of Richmond, Virginia as well as ensuring that its citizens, workforce and school age children develop healthy lifestyle habits. Chronic Disease Prevention Services has developed and implemented 3 areas to help accomplish its commitment to a healthier City. They are:
One of the greatest and most costly public health challenges we face as a nation is the rise in chronic disease, including heart disease, stroke, Type II diabetes and some cancers. Alarming increases in obesity due to inadequate nutrition, unhealthy behaviors and a lack of physical activity is a major factor in this rise. In the City of Richmond alone, it is reported that 63% of adults are overweight or obese, while 53% are physically inactive. To combat this, the Richmond City Health District is connecting Richmonders to a number of great resources.