The Facts

Chronic diseases cause 7 out of 10 deaths among Americans each year, and nearly half of all adults have at least one chronic illness.

The CTG Project emphasizes preventing disease and promoting health among population groups experience the greatest burden of death, disability, and suffering from chronic diseases; taking an important stand against some of the most pressing health differences facing communities today.

Local Strides, a CTG Project community encompassing 9 counties in Eastern North Carolina, will improve health, wellness and awareness by developing strategies that focus on:

  • Active Living
  • Healthy Eating
  • Tobacco-Free Living