A new study suggests the State of Iowa could save tens-of-thousands of lives and billions of dollars if policy makers increased investment in efforts to reduce chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke, and arthritis. Candace DeMatteis is the...
Projected total cost of chronic disease from 2016-2030 in Iowa is $401 billion. In 2015, 1.8 million people in Iowa had at least 1 chronic disease, 701 thousand had 2 or more chronic diseases. Chronic disease could cost Iowa $19.5 billion in medical costs and an extra $7.3 billion annually in lost employee productivity (average per year 2016-2030).
To read more about the study, read our FAQs here.
Learn More About Chronic Disease in Another State. Choose an Option from the Dropdown Below.
Click on a Co-Chairs photo to learn more.
May 6, 2016
The Des Moines Register
Linda Abbott and Gary E. Rosenthal
As Americans continue to suffer from a chronic disease epidemic, Iowans are leading the battle against this rising tide — especially as it relates...
March 25, 2016
By: Candace Dematteis
Even after Floridians get a breather from the nonstop intensity of the presidential primary, we should never forget the important role...