The Preventing Chronic Disease journal’s blog welcomes comments from readers on selected published articles to encourage dialogue between chronic disease prevention, researchers, practitioners and advocates.

Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal established to provide a forum for public health researchers and practitioners to share study results and practical experience. The journal is published by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

The mission of the journal is to address the interface between applied prevention research and public health practice in chronic disease prevention. PCD focuses on preventing diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, which are among the leading causes of death and disability in the United States.

Our primary audience:

  • Researchers of chronic disease prevention. 
  • Researchers of health promotion. 
  • Public health practitioners.

Our primary goals:

  • To promote dialogue between researchers and practitioners on research findings and practical experience. 
  • To encourage interdisciplinary approaches that examine more than one dimension of a public health intervention.
  • To advance the fields of chronic disease prevention and health promotion by exploring new theories and concepts.

For more on the journal, visit