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By virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution of Virginia in the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, there is hereby officially recognized:

Chronic Disease Day

WHEREAS, chronic diseases are defined broadly as conditions that last one year or more and require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both; and

WHEREAS, chronic disease affects millions of individuals throughout Virginia and accounts for seven out of the top ten causes of premature death of all Americans; and

WHEREAS, chronic diseases and conditions including cardiovascular issues, some types of cancer, diabetes, and obesity are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems; and

WHEREAS, widespread awareness of chronic disease, increased community engagement, and ongoing advocacy is critical to improving patients’ quality of life and access to care; and

WHEREAS, Chronic Disease Day is intended to raise awareness and advocate for patient-first policies throughout the Commonwealth and the nation, and it promotes actionable resources to reduce individual risk and lower the rate of chronic disease in America; and

WHEREAS, Chronic Disease Day promotes the best practices of self-care in efforts to reduce individual risk;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Glenn Youngkin, do hereby recognize July 10, 2024, as CHRONIC DISEASE DAY in the COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.