Multiple Chronic Conditions: The Real National Emergency Calls for Bipartisan Resolve

By Asaad Taha, Ph.D., MPS®, PRINCE2®

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are protracted conditions which are not transmitted person-to-person or animal or host to a human being. They include cardiovascular and chronic respiratory diseases, mental health disorders, cancers, and standalone disease like arthritis, obesity, diabetes types I and II. They afflict populations throughout the world and now challenge the United States, threaten its prosperity, and represent a true national…