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Heart beat pulse graphic to represent prevention and control of hypertension, Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) refers to several types of conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels. Many CVD risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, excess weight, poor diet, smoking, and diabetes can be prevented or treated through health behavior change and appropriate medication (CDC External Web Site Icon).

Summary Table

This summary of CPSTF findings to prevent cardiovascular disease can be used as a reference, included in presentations, or shared with colleagues.

Implementation Resources

Implementation Products

Best Practices for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Programs: A Guide to Effective Health Care System Interventions and Community-Clinical Links External Web Site Icon
Developed by CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

HEARTS Technical Package for Cardiovascular Disease Management in Primary Health Care: Team-based Care pdf icon [PDF - 941 kB] External Web Site Icon
Developed by the World Health Organization

Webinars

Engaging Community Health Workers to Prevent and Manage Disease (September 20, 2017)
Developed by The Community Guide

Presentations and Promotional Materials

Community Guide In Action: Stories from the Field

Evidence-Based Recommendations Get Minnesotans in the Groove

What Works - Fact Sheets

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Control

Improving Women's Health

One Pagers

Clinical Decision-Support Systems (CDSS) for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

Interactive Digital Interventions for Blood Pressure Self-Management

Interventions Engaging Community Health Workers

Mobile Health (mHealth) Interventions for Treatment Adherence among Newly Diagnosed Patients

Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring Interventions for Improved Blood Pressure Control

Team-Based Care to Improve Blood Pressure Control

Community Guide News

Developed by The Community Guide in collaboration with CDC's Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Clinical Decision-Support Systems Improve Provider Practices for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

Interactive Digital Interventions Help Patients Control High Blood Pressure

Manuscripts Available: Team-Based Care to Improve Blood Pressure Control

mHealth Interventions Improve Treatment Adherence Among CVD Patients

New Publication: Reducing Medication Costs Improves Blood Pressure and Cholesterol

New Publications Feature Cost-Effectiveness of Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring Interventions

Task Force Recommends Interventions That Engage Community Health Workers to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

What's New in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Control?

Media Outreach

CDC Media Release: Task Force Recommends Team-Based Care for Improving Blood Pressure Control External Web Site Icon

Slides and Presentations

Public Health Grand Rounds — Preventing 1 Million Heart Attacks and Strokes by 2017: the Million Hearts Initiative External Web Site Icon
Hosted by CDC

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