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July 10, 2021: Chronic Disease Day


WHEREAS, chronic disease affects millions of individuals throughout Michigan and accounts for 7 of the top 10 causes of death in the United States; and,


WHEREAS, hundreds of thousands of Americans suffer from unpreventable and costly chronic and rare conditions, while the deadliest and costliest chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, and obesity, are also the most preventable; and,


WHEREAS, Chronic Disease Day promotes actionable resources to reduce individual risk and lower the rate of chronic disease in America; and,


WHEREAS, Chronic Disease Day is supported by advocacy organizations dedicated to assisting patients to overcome challenges with access to care throughout Michigan and across the United States; and,


WHEREAS, on this day, we raise awareness of chronic disease, provide support to those who suffer from a chronic disease, and promote more research to improve treatments;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim July 10, 2021, as Chronic Disease Day in Michigan.