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Chronic Disease Day

July 10th marks Chronic Disease Day. It’s a national awareness campaign that shares peoples’ stories to advocate to lower the number of preventable illnesses, advance access to care for unpreventable conditions, and build healthier communities.

Source: CDC’s Tips from a Former Smoker (CDC: Tips from Former Smokers – Cessation Tips Ad – YouTube)

Some tips for preventing many chronic diseases include:

  • Not smoking or vaping
  • Eating healthy
  • Getting physical activity
  • Avoiding alcohol
  • Visiting your doctor for regular screenings
  • Getting adequate sleep
  • Knowing your family history

Tools for Healthy Communities include:

  • Access to safe, healthy foods
  • Walkable and bike friendly infrastructure
  • Efficient public transit
  • Policies and bylaws for tobacco and alcohol reduction/restriction (i.e. purchase ages, smokefree policies, etc.)
  • Shade structures in parks and playgrounds

Access to Care can be influenced by:

  • The number of medical facilities
  • The number of medical professionals
  • Health insurance coverage of services
  • Affordable health insurance
  • Telehealth
  • Internet Access (if needing telehealth)

Questions for you:

Send us your thoughts by replying to the post or emailing us at SmokefreeHousingAK@Lung.Org.

  • How do you incorporate healthy choices into your day-to-day activities?
  • What are some things in your community that make the healthy choice the easy choice?
  • Is there anything missing from your community that could help make the healthy choice the easy choice? If so, what?

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