Prevention Agenda 2013-2018: New York State's Health Improvement Plan


Chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke and asthma are conditions of long duration and generally slow progression. Chronic diseases are among the leading causes of death, disability and rising health care costs in New York State (NYS). Specifically, they account for approximately 70 percent of all deaths in NYS and affect the quality of life for millions of New Yorkers, causing major limitations in daily living for about one in ten residents. Costs associated with chronic diseases and their major risk factors consume more than 75 percent of our nation's spending on health care.1

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Note: The Prevention Agenda 2013-2017 has been extended to 2018 to align its timeline with other state and federal health care reform initiatives.