Nearly 7 out of 10 Missourians who die each year will die of a chronic disease. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer are among the most common and costly, yet most preventable, of all health problems.
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)
CDSMP is an effective self-management education program for people with chronic health problems. The program specifically addresses arthritis, diabetes, lung and heart disease, but teaches skills useful for managing a variety of chronic diseases.
Living Tobacco Free
Getting Regular Health Screenings
For more information on chronic disease and how to prevent them, go to "Live Like Your Life Depends On It"
For a guide to preventive service in your area, visit the "Community Guide", a free resource to programs and policies designed to improve health and prevent disease.
Click here to see our new diabetes page for more great resources.
Missouri's Tobacco Control Exchange, your link to statewide efforts to reduce tobacco use and exposure. Read articles related to tobacco control and learn how you can get involved.
Click here for some information on the effects of second hand smoke and to watch a video showing how the heart and lungs are effected by cigarettes.
Visit Tobacco Free Kids, to learn more about smoking and how it effects children, how the tobacco industry targets their products to children and what is being done to prevent them from lighting up.
Body and Mind
A site for young teens to learn about nutrition and physical activity. There is a game room, quizzes, activities and more.