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Center for Public Health

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Bringing together policy makers, academics, and business leaders to envision and activate sustainable solutions leading to better health for individuals and communities

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Future of Health Summit 2019

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October 28–30

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Cost of Chronic Disease

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This study calculates the prevalence and economic effects of disease-related to obesity and overweight in the United States.

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Future of Health Summit

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See photos and videos from our latest Future of Health Summit

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What We Do (Mission)

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The Center for Public Health develops research, programs, and initiatives designed to envision and activate sustainable solutions leading to better health for individuals and communities worldwide.

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The Health and Economic Costs of Chronic Diseases in the US

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Including the costs of lost economic productivity, the total costs of chronic diseases is equivalent to almost one-fifth of the US economy.

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In 2016, the toll of cardiovascular conditions alone on the US economy equaled $1.46 trillion.

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The CDC found that in 2016, 39.8 percent of the adult population in the US was obese or overweight.

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