CDPH Issues Chronic Disease Burden Report
This week, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued The Burden of Chronic Disease, Injury, and Environmental Exposure, California, Second Edition. The Burden Report provides a snapshot of the burden of chronic conditions, injuries, and environmental exposures in California and showcases successes in moving toward achieving healthy communities. The second edition of the report is an expansion of the content covered in the first version from 2013. The report included 15 chronic conditions and the impact that environmental and occupational exposure on health, in addition to emerging issues such as the opioid epidemic and the legalization of recreational use of cannabis by adults.
The full report is available here.