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The Risk of Chronic Disease: Programs and Resources

​Diabetes HealthSense

The National Diabetes Education Program’s Diabetes HealthSense website provides easy access to resources to help people who have diabetes or who are at risk for the disease to live well and meet their goals.

Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool

Are you at risk for diabetes? Take a test to find out.

Heart Attack Risk Assessment

Use these tools from the Texas Department of State Health Services and American Heart Association to help you assess your risk of developing heart disease or diabetes. These Risk Assessments can be used by people age 20 or older who do not already have heart disease or diabetes.

Heart Disease

Information from the CDC about coronary artery disease, heart attacks, and how secondhand smoke can cause heart disease. Also features prevention resources, including sodium reduction and the Million Hearts™ initiative.

High Blood Pressure Risk Calculator

Learn your risk of high blood pressure by using the American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Risk Calculator.

Obesity and Severe Obesity Forecasts through 2030

This study predicts that approximately 42 percent of adults will be obese by 2030, an increase from the 36 percent who were obese in 2010. Preventing such a rise in obesity rates over the next 20 years could save the country nearly $550 billion in medical costs during that timeframe. Researchers at CDC, Duke University, and RTI International conducted the study, which was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and was released at CDC’s “Weight of the Nation” conference in Washington, D.C.

Smoking and Tobacco Use Health Effects

Information from the CDC on chronic diseases caused by tobacco use, such as cancer, heart disease, and respiratory diseases.

​​​External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These sites may not be accessible to people with disabilities.