Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Heart disease and stroke are cardiovascular diseases (conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels). Many heart disease and stroke 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).

Community Preventive Services Task Force Findings

Summary Table

This summary of CPSTF findings to prevent heart disease and stroke 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
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 – 941 kB]
Developed by the World Health Organization

How to Promote Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention in the Workplace: A Guide for Employers, Program Coordinators, and Health Benefit Designers
Developed by CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Implementation Resources for CPSTF Findings – featuring information on how to implement CPSTF-recommended interventions
Developed by CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

The Surgeon General’s Call to Action Control Hypertension [PDF – 1.90 MB]
Developed by the HHS, Office of the Surgeon General

Webinars

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

Presentations and Promotional Materials

Use these materials to share information about the CPSTF findings and Community Guide products with your community.

What Works Fact Sheets

Community Guide In Action: Stories from the Field

One Pagers

Community Guide News

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