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chronic disease

any ailment that is permanent and/or leaves a residual disability that is caused by a nonreversible pathological alteration, requiring education and self-care

leading causes of death in the US (top 9)

heart disease, cancer, stroke, copd, unintentional injuries, diabetes, influenza and pneumonia, alzheimers, diseases of the kidneys

how can healthy people 2020 relate to nutrition interventions?

it can serve as a guide for health services; a good reference for creating community interventions

national cholesterol education program

aka ncep; launched by the national heart, lung and blood institute (dept of health and human services) in 1985 to contribute to reducing illness and death from coronary heart disease in the us by reducing the percent of americans with high blood cholesterol; emphasize referrals to dietitians in their guidelines known as therapeutic lifestyle changes

national committee on prevention, detection, evaluation and treatment of high blood pressure

launched by the national heart lung and blood institute (dept of health and human services) in 1976, providing guidelines on hypertension prevention and management, including the dash diet plan

the dash diet plan

focuses on increased fruit and veggie consumption and decreased consumption of red meat, sodium and added sugars

steps to a healtheir us initiative

national, multi-level program that is changing the face of chronic disease prevention in communities across the united states and improving people's lives by targeting 3 major chronic diseases (diabetes, obesity and asthma) and their underlying risk factors of physical inactivity, poor nutrition and tobacco use; part of CDC within dept of health and human services

communities putting prevention to work

aka cppw; a community based approach to changes in the environment for obesity and tobacco prevention; philly received $15 million in 2010

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