​About Healthy Lifestyles

The Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control supports the promotion of healthy lifestyles as an approach to reducing chronic disease. Wellness promotion efforts can take place in a variety of settings including:

  • The community
  • Our schools
  • Where we work
  • The healthcare system


In 2006, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released the Maryland Nutrition and Physical Activity Plan for 2006-2016. The Plan assesses the burden of overweight and obesity and sets forth 10-year objectives to take place in all sectors of society.