3-4-50: Prevent Chronic Disease

3-4-50

3-4-50 is a simple but powerful way to understand and communicate the overwhelming impact of chronic disease in Vermont. 3-4-50 is about making a difference at a level that can influence the health of many. Businesses, schools, cities and towns, and health care providers all play an important role in shaping the health of Vermonters. Our common goal is to make the healthy choice the easy choice where we live, work, learn and play.

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Businesses play an important role in promoting health and reducing the risk of chronic disease.

Communities that are built to support physical activity, safe walking and biking, use of public transportation, and easy access to fresh foods are essential for good health.

Schools play a critical role in promoting the health of young people and helping them establish lifelong healthy behaviors, from early child care through college.

Dedicated 3-4-50 partners that have identified wellness measures that they currently employ or will accomplish within 12 months of signing-on.

Chronic disease is the health challenge of the 21st century. The tragic consequences are all the more frustrating because preventing these diseases is a winnable battle. To understand 3-4-50 in Vermont, it helps to see some of the data on these behaviors, diseases and deaths.