Chronic disease is the leading cause of death and disability in New York State. The New York State Department of Health reports that six out of ten deaths are due to chronic diseases and 41% of New York adults ages 35-64 have at least one chronic disease. Additionally, more than seventy-five percent of health care spending pays to treat patients with chronic diseases. Most chronic disease is preventable and manageable through community interventions and programs.

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New Yorkers Need to Get Serious about Getting Active: New Report
FROM THE URBAN HEALTH MATTERS BLOG BY ELLIE DEGARMO New Yorkers are exercising less than they did five years ago and at a rate below that of the average American. That’s what a newly released Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) report tells us. BRFSS, an annual nationwide survey, a...
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