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Chronic Disease and Injury Control

4 images of hands Chronic diseases are long-term illnesses that do not get better and do not go away on their own. They include diseases such as heart disease, asthma, diabetes, lung disease, cancer, kidney disease, stroke, arthritis, and HIV.

Injuries are caused by accidents (such as car crashes, falls, and sports injuries) or violence (such as gunshot wounds, suicides, and assaults).

A person's lifestyle and environment, in combination with genetics and other factors, can increase or decrease his or her chances of developing a chronic disease or suffering an injury.

Both chronic diseases and injuries have a big impact on our state's residents. Chronic diseases consume more than 75 cents of every dollar spent on health care, and nine out of the top 10 causes of death can be linked to chronic diseases and injuries.

The program staff within the MDCH Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Control work every day to improve the health of our state by providing leadership, innovation and coordination to prevent and control chronic diseases and injuries and promote wellness and quality of life for people living in Michigan. To learn more about our work, click on one or more of the topics below.

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For more information about our programs and services, download and read our state plan for coordinated chronic disease prevention and health promotion.

Page last revised:  Sept. 5, 2014

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