Chronic Disease Prevention

Diverse HandsHelping Pierce County Achieve Better Health

We work to prevent chronic disease so people can live longer, healthier lives. Chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes and cancer are often preventable. These diseases are common, costly and lead to early death or a reduced quality of life. Chronic diseases cause significant hardship to low-income and disadvantaged communities.

Pierce County residents face higher rates of heart disease and diabetes compared to the rest of Washington State. Read the 2017 Pierce County Chronic Disease Report and Action Plan.

Taking steps to prevent chronic disease

We work with partners to reduce chronic disease and keep our community healthy. We:

  • Educate decision makers about strategies to improve health.
  • Improve access to healthy, affordable foods.
  • Increase opportunities for physical activity throughout communities.
  • Educate the community about the risk factors of disease and provide resources.

Public Health and Prevention Funds improve the health of Pierce County residents. Read our partner success stories:

Partner Newsletters
June 2017
February 2017
November 2016
August 2016
March 2016
October 2015
August 2015

What you can do to prevent chronic disease

Each individual can prevent chronic disease. Take the first steps to a healthier lifestyle:

Want to learn more or get involved? Contact Shelley Wallace at or (253) 590-9398.