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Healthy Behaviors: Addressing Chronic Disease at Its Roots

February 23, 2004

Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, lung disease, stroke, and diabetes are among the most serious threats to the nation's health. This Issue Brief explores the contribution of specific behaviors to the development of chronic diseases and discusses how research on tobacco control can guide grantmakers interested in designing comprehensive strategies that help people adopt healthy behaviors and create environments that help people be successful in their efforts to live healthier lives.

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