Chronic Disease

According to the CDC, six in ten Americans live with at least one chronic disease, like heart disease and stroke, cancer, or diabetes. These and other chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in America, and they are also a leading driver of health care costs.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services Chronic Disease Prevention Program: Click Here

CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) Website: Click Here

Preventing Chronic Diseases: Click Here

Follow these CDC social media accounts for updates on chronic diseases: Click Here

YMCA Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
Personalized support for individuals with hypertension, includes nutrition education.
Eligible individuals can enroll at any time.

Diabetes Prevention Program
Yearlong program for individuals at risk for type 2 diabetes.
January 4, 2023 – December 13, 2023
Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 AM

Small group exercise program for adult cancer survivors
January 10-March 30, 2023
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00-2:30 PM
For more information, contact: [email protected]

Moving For Better Balance
Falls prevention program based on the principles of Tai Chi.
January 10-March 30, 2023
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
For more information, contact: [email protected]


Table from NSHD 2022 Annual Report
Source: Vital Records, State of Wisconsin, 2021
North Shore Total Population = 67,695 according to 2020 U.S. Census
*Death data estimated from preliminary birth and death certificates


Have a health concern? Know where to go depending on your needs. Virtual, urgent care, or emergency room. Click Here

Blood Pressure 101: Know the Basics Quiz Link

Diabetes Management:
The North Shore Health Department has partnered with Dr. McFarland in diabetes screening and prevention. For additional tools in managing diabetes, Dr. McFarland has created an app. To download the app for non iPhones click here or for iPhones click here. If you are unable to download the app, check out the Facebook page Whatz Diabetes at the following link