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Empowered Health aims to help you prevent, treat, and survive cancer by growing your confidence and teaching you the skills and benefits of making decisions with your healthcare team.

What if we could reduce the number of deaths from cancer by empowering people to take charge of their health? That was the question that inspired us to create Empowered Health—a CDC Foundation program that will help people prevent cancer and have better health outcomes by delivering innovative approaches to:

  • Educate, engage, and empower people to take an active role in their health
  • Help patients and providers make decisions together
  • Improve cancer outcomes and care

We see Empowered Health as providing the keys for you to become:


You seek and are given information to make informed choices. You know what to ask and when.


You have confidence and motivation to proactively prevent, manage, or overcome illness.


You’re treated as an equal partner by your healthcare team. You understand the role you play in your health and in your healthcare decisions.


When preventing or managing a condition like cancer, it’s important for the patient and the healthcare provider to work together, and Empowered Health supports each of them in different ways. We hope you’ll join us as we strive to help people prevent, treat, and beat cancer.