Fighting Chronic Disease

There are many types of chronic illness, from diabetes and AIDS to asthma and cancer. Medical science has made great strides in developing effective treatments for the physical effects of these diseases. However, The Health Coalition of Delaware County is determined to promote prevention through education.  Please take a moment to learn more about how you can ward off or deal with various life-threatening complications by visiting the sites listed below.   

You can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes through a healthy lifestyle. Change your diet, increase your level of physical activity, maintain a healthy weight...with these positive steps, you can stay healthier longer and reduce your risk of diabetes.                                                                                                                 

More than one million people in the United States get cancer each year. Whether you have cancer or are close to someone who does, understanding what to expect can help you cope. Visit the site and find basic information about cancer and what causes it, as well as in-depth information about specific types of cancer, their risk factors, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment options.                                                                                                        

CDC's Mission is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.                          

Improving the quality of life of each person who walks into our doors is why we get up in the morning.  Open Door Health Services believes you and your family deserve quality, affordable, and complete healthcare services, regardless of whether you have insurance.  OPHS provides quality health care in the following areas:  adult, women's, prenatal, pediactrics, family planning, urgent, dental, WIC, and more... 

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through Education, Advocacy and Research. With the generous support of the public, we are"Fighting for Air."                                                                                                                                         

Among men who have sex with men (MSM), black/African American MSM are at highest risk of HIV.  Young black/African American MSM accounted for the highest number of new HIV infections in 2010 among MSM.  African Americans are the racial/ethnic group most affected by HIV in the United States. Read more about prevention challenges for African Americans and what CDC is doing to address them in HIV Among African Americans.                                                                                                                      

The Essential Services provide a working definition of public health and guiding framework for the responsibilities of local public health systems. The Delaware County Health Department provides a wide range of services to the community.  The DCHD provides oversight for community/employee health and wellnes, environmental public health, emergency preparedness, food inspections, vital records and the Tobacco Free Coalition of Delaware County. 

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Indiana University Health is Indian'a most comprehensive healthcare sysstem.  A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine, one of the nation's leading medical schools, gives patients access to innovative treatments and therapies.  IU Health is comprised of hospitals, physicians and allied services dedicated to providing preeminent care throughout Indiana and beyond. 

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