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 Pulmonary Graphic

Heart Disease


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Stroke Brain




Person breaking a cigarette in half

Tobacco-Free Living



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.