What We Do (Mission)
What We Do
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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By the Numbers
The Health and Economic Costs of Chronic Diseases in the US
Including the costs of lost economic productivity, the total costs of chronic diseases is equivalent to almost one-fifth of the US economy.
In 2016, the toll of cardiovascular conditions alone on the US economy equaled $1.46 trillion.
The CDC found that in 2016, 39.8 percent of the adult population in the US was obese or overweight.
How HealthTech Innovators Are Responding to the Opioid Crisis
We’ve partnered with the National Institute on Drug Abuse to highlight the small businesses creating innovative healthcare technology to help communities affected by the opioid crisis.Get to Know the HealthTech Innovators
Building Partnerships to Alter the Course of the Opioid Crisis
Aligning around the single goal of preventing opioid misuse is more crucial now than ever.Learn More
Food as an Ingredient in Our Health Care System
A healthier food system for all could produce multiple benefits including better well-being, lower health-care costs, and greater environmental sustainability.Watch Video