Helping you achieve better health in Pierce County
We work to prevent chronic disease so you can live longer, healthier lives. Chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes and cancer are often preventable. These diseases are common and costly. They can lead to early death or a reduced quality of life. Chronic diseases cause hardship to low-income and disadvantaged communities.
Pierce County residents face high rates of heart disease and diabetes compared to the rest of Washington State. Read the 2017 Pierce County Chronic Disease Report and Action Plan.
What you can do to prevent chronic disease
You can prevent chronic disease. Take the first steps to a healthier lifestyle.
- Increase physical activity—alone or with friends!
- Find resources to help you prevent chronic disease.
- Find help with tobacco-free living.
- Learn about tobacco-free places.