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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), a subsection of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), provides general information on chronic diseases like Alzheimer's disease, breast cancer, lupus, stroke, and more. Although the featured chronic diseases seem arbitrarily chosen, the website is recommended as credible source of health information.

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Review Date: 11/6/2018

Scoring

Ease of Use

This website mimics other CDC subsections by organizing materials under a main navigation bar or via tiles on the homepage. The search bar is not specific to this CDC subsection, and the pages here merely link to other CDC websites for more details. This requires a good deal of jumping back and forth.

Visual Design

Like other CDC subsections, the landing page is full of colors and appealing images. But as users move further into the content, that visual appeal disappears.

Quality

The site mainly details the various programs and resources available through the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. The remaining content is thin. Disease information in linked CDC sites is referenced, while the risk factor and preventive measures information referencing is variable. These materials provide only a basic introduction to the chronic diseases featured on the website.

Credibility

The content is limited and seemingly arbitrary. Disease information in linked sites is referenced, but risk factor information referencing is variable. The site content mainly covers the various programs and resources available through the organization. Authors and editors are rarely credited on linked material.

Pros

  1. Links to a lot of valuable resources and detailed information
  2. Reliable information from a government website

Cons

  1. Few chronic diseases and conditions listed
  2. Preventive measures are only briefly discussed, and detailed information requires visiting another site
  3. Risk factor list is limited to five common ones

Profile

Sponsors / Affiliations: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Accreditations: None

Additional Features: Videos, infographics, news, community/national resources, health assessment tools

Languages: Not available

Contact: None

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