Chronic diseases and injuries are responsible for approximately two-thirds of all deaths in North Carolina, or about 50,000 deaths each year. Cancer, heart disease, stroke, chronic lung disease and unintentional injuries make up the top five causes of death in North Carolina. Many deaths in the state are preventable and involve risky behaviors or lifestyles. Among the leading causes of preventable death are tobacco use, unhealthy diet/physical inactivity, and alcohol and drug abuse and misuse.
Our goal is to help residents develop healthy and safe communities and health systems to prevent and control chronic diseases and injury, and to eliminate health inequities.
Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Programs offered by Franklin County Health Department and Community Partners:
Franklin County Diabetes Prevention Program
Minority Diabetes Prevention Program
Living Healthy-Chronic Disease Prevention Program
Eat Smart Move More NC
Transforming Health NC
Franklin County Farmers Market