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HPC addresses prevention and management for chronic diseases that are as diverse as the clients we serve.

HPC addresses prevention and management for chronic diseases that are as diverse as the clients we serve.

Cancer is a term used for many diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and possibly invade other tissues throughout the body. Cancer is not always preventable, but making healthy lifestyle choices can help to reduce one’s risk. HPC maintains a number of programs focused on cancer...

The physical, behavioral, and emotional health of each family member builds the foundation for a strong family system. HPC provides comprehensive services that support the health of the whole family through education,...

Exposure to secondhand smoke is a known cause of cancer, heart disease, premature birth, asthma, and COPD, in addition to other serious health problems.  HPC educates community members, leaders and legislators about the importance of protecting people, especially children, from the harms of...

Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal because the body either doesn't make enough insulin or can't use its own insulin as well as it should. Diabetes can cause serious health complications including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower-extremity...

Hypertension, also referred to as high blood pressure, is a condition in which the arteries have persistently elevated blood pressure. Having high blood pressure raises your risk for heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease.  There are a number of genetic and lifestyle risk factors such as race...

Overweight and obese adults and children are at greater risk for multiple health conditions such as Type 2 diabetes,  heart disease, high...

Tobacco use can lead to nicotine dependence and serious health problems, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. Tobacco dependence is a chronic disease that often requires repeated intervention and numerous quit attempts. HPC addresses tobacco use in Southeastern Pennsylvania through tobacco...

Worksite wellness programs utilize integrated strategies to influence organizational policies to create a healthy work environment and promote behaviors that optimize health for employees and their families. These programs decrease employer costs and increase employee health. HPC has experts in...

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