Chronic Disease, Prevention, and Wellness
Chronic disease and conditions, such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and arthritis are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems. About half of all adults in the United States have one or more chronic health conditions and seven out of ten deaths each year are caused by chronic disease.
Chronic Disease Prevention
Health risk factors such as lack of exercise or physical activity, poor nutrition, tobacco use, and drinking too much alcohol largely contribute to chronic diseases and conditions. By engaging in healthy behaviors you can greatly reduce your risk of illness and death due to chronic diseases.
For more information, call 410-996-5168 or complete our Cecil County Health Department Health Promotion Programs Inquiry Form
You can learn more about diabetes prevention and the Prevent T2 program here.
Diabetes Prevention Program
The Health Department’s Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) can help you lose weight, become more physically active and reduce stress. The program is CDC-approved and has been proven effective in preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes. DPP is currently offered virtually, as a year long program, meeting weekly to begin, and monthly by the end. For more information, please contact the Division of Health Promotion at (410) 996-5168 or complete our Cecil County Health Department Health Promotion Programs Inquiry Form
Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs
The Living Well Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs give you important information about your health and teach you skills to better manage your conditions. These programs are evidence-based and are currently offered virtually, for five weeks, including an initial tech support meeting, at no cost to the participant.
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
A community-based workshop to help people manage their ongoing health conditions. This interactive workshop is designed to improve an individual’s self-management skills. Different subject matter is taught each week with an overall goal of improved health and fewer sick days.
Below you will find more details about the program. Click the button to find a workshop near you.
What Topics Are Covered ?
- Appropriate Exercise
- Communicating Effectively With Family, Friends, and Health Care Providers
- Appropriate Use Of Medications
- Pain And Fatigue Management
- Relaxation Skills
- Dealing With Depression
- Decision Making
- Action Planning And Problem Solving
Living Well Self Management Programs:
- Chronic Disease Self Management
- Chronic Pain Self Management
- Diabetes Self Management
- Cancer Thriving and Surviving
For more information, please contact the Division of Health Promotion at (410) 996-5168 or Cecil County Department of Community Services at (410) 996-8437, or complete our Cecil County Health Department Health Promotion Programs Inquiry Form