Chronic diseases are long-term illnesses that do not get better and do not go away on their own. They include diseases such as heart disease, asthma, diabetes, lung disease, cancer, kidney disease, stroke, arthritis, and HIV.
Injuries are caused by accidents (such as car crashes, falls, and sports injuries) or violence (such as gunshot wounds, suicides, and assaults).
Zoonotic and vector-borne illnesses are transmitted by bugs and animals in Michigan.Data specific to selected conditons may be found below. For program information regarding the determinants and prevention of chronic diseases, please visit the Chronic Disease and Injury Control program pages.