Prolonged disease across the human life-course that does not manifest itself in an apparent immediate fashion is often referred to as chronic disease. Whereas most communicable and infectious disease is acute or apparently immediate with noticeable physiological effects. Most chronic diseases are generally cancerous or cardiovascular. Understanding how social determinants of health in and around the Town of Plymouth with the help of community based organizations aids our efforts in chronic disease prevention.

Resources:

Plymouth County Statistics

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Chronic Disease Overview

CDC Chronic Disease Prevention