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Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control 

Welcome to the website for the Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control

in the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


Chronic diseases, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, are among the leading causes of death in Maryland and currently account for 75 percent of health care costs. Fortunately, the majority of chronic disease cases can be prevented. Eighty percent of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes can be prevented through proper nutrition, physical activity, and not smoking.

The mission of the Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control (CCDPC) is to improve the health of Maryland residents by promoting healthy lifestyles that will reduce chronic disease. The OCDP focuses its efforts in four areas: communities, health care, schools, and businesses.

  1. Communities
    The CCDPC works in Maryland communities to increase opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity, provide education on chronic disease prevention and management, and build community environments where the healthy choice is the easy choice.

  2. Health Care
    The CCDPC works with its partners in the health care sector to expand access to care and improve the quality of care that chronic disease patients receive.

  3. Businesses
    The CCDPC partners with Maryland businesses to create healthy worksites, establish business policies that promote health, and provide chronic disease management in the workplace.

  4. Schools
    The CCDPC supports programs in schools and child care settings that help children maintain a healthy weight through increased physical activity, nutritious food choices, and limited screen time.


To accomplish its mission, the CCDPC partners with various organizations and several state councils including the Maryland State Advisory Council on Physical Fitness and the Maryland State Advisory Council on Heart Disease and Stroke and the Maryland Council on Arthritis and Related Diseases.

Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control
201 W. Preston Street, Room 306
Baltimore, MD 21201