May 19, 2024

Chronic Disease Action Team to Meet

Chronic Disease

The Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership Chronic Disease Action Team will hold its next meeting from 1 to 2pm Tuesday, November 28, 2023.

Minutes from the October 2023 meeting are available.

Email [email protected] to request a calendar invitation.

The team brings together community organizations and residents to coordinate local action around chronic disease prevention and control. Partners are implementing strategies that promote healthy eating, active living, and tobacco free living in St. Mary’s County.

A chronic condition is a health condition or disease that is long-term and affects a person’s quality of life over time. Chronic illnesses included heart disease, cancer, stroke, lung diseases such as asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and diabetes. Many chronic diseases are caused by a shortlist of risk behaviors including unhealthy eating, inactive living, and tobacco use.

In 2022, the Chronic Disease Action Team encouraged community members to join its year-long wellness challenge. The challenge promoted healthy habits, provided education and resources, and encouraged community members to eat, live, and be healthy.

Get involved. New members are always welcome to join the action team. To be notified of upcoming events and meetings, sign up for membership in the Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership and indicate “Chronic Disease Prevention” as your interest.

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