The Chronic Disease Dashboard provides a snapshot of disease status in Island County, summarizing key data related to health outcomes and conditions in our communities.
Chronic Disease Prevention
Six in 10 Americans live with at least one chronic disease such as heart disease and stroke, cancer, and diabetes. Island County Public Health helps people and communities prevent chronic diseases - promoting health and wellness for all.
Current Island County Activities
- Island County WIC Program - Supporting access to healthy foods and making connections to health services.
- Community Health Planning - We engage in comprehensive community health assessment and planning to understand and address a variety of factors related to chronic disease outcomes, working in collaboration with healthcare providers and community organizations. Comprehensive health planning helps set goals for interventions and track progress.
- Community Outreach Workers - We support residents across the lifespan, providing resources to help with conditions like childhood asthma, diabetes, heart health, long COVID, and hypertension. Services are available in English and Spanish. We also plan health fairs and nutrition workshops across Island County. Workshops are offered at convenient community locations in English and Spanish, and are based on the Eat Healthy, Be Active curriculum from Health.gov.
For community outreach services, complete our Referral Form and select "Help Getting Connected to Health Services."
How You Can Prevent Chronic Disease
By making healthy choices, you can reduce your likelihood of getting a chronic disease and improve your quality of life.
Physical Activity Guidelines
Based on the latest science, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans is a flagship resource for health professionals and policymakers that provides recommendations on how everyone can improve their health through regular physical activity.
Diabetes Prevention Steps
Learn about lifestyle steps to prevent maintain balanced blood sugars and prevent type 2 diabetes.
Health & Economic Costs of Chronic Diseases
Chronic diseases have significant health and economic costs in the United States. Interventions to prevent and manage these diseases have significant health and economic benefits.
Top 4 Tips for Preventing Chronic Diseases
By practicing these four healthy behaviors, you can improve your odds of staying well, feeling good and living longer.
How to Manage Chronic Disease During a Disaster
Natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, tornados and wildfires, can be stressful if you are managing a chronic disease. Learn how to prepare and reduce your risk of serious illness during a disaster.