Chronic Disease Management


Chronic diseases are illnesses of long duration and generally slow progression. Chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes, are the leading cause of death in the world.

While none of these diseases can be fully prevented through diet and nutrition alone, increasing certain foods and nutrients and limiting or eliminating others can have a powerful effect on preventing chronic disease. Combining a healthy diet with exercise can significantly lower your risk for these diseases.

Through education and awareness, healthcare screenings, disease management programs, and access to nutritious and healthy meals, Healthy Lee is targeting those at greatest risk for chronic disease.

  • chronic-obstructive-pulmonaryHeart Disease
  • copdChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • strokeStroke
  • cancerCancer
  • tobacco-free-livingTobacco-Free Living
  • diabetesDiabetes

Risk factors include:

  • tobacco use
  • the harmful use of alcohol
  • raised blood pressure (or hypertension)
  • physical inactivity
  • raised cholesterol
  • overweight/obesity
  • unhealthy diet
  • raised blood glucose

Healthy Lee partners include community/neighborhood clinics and organizations that offer programs and resources aimed at chronic disease prevention.