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Toolkits

Million Hearts® toolkits were designed to help partners incorporate Million Hearts® into their everyday work and enhancing their heart disease and stroke prevention efforts. They are available for download and use as individual components or as an entire toolkit. To request permission to use the Million Hearts® logo, please e-mail us at millionhearts@cdc.gov.

Partners Toolkit

Partners can use the resources in the Million Hearts® Partners Toolkit to expand their existing heart disease and stroke prevention programs and to recruit others to improve clinical preventive practice and community prevention.


Spanish-Language Toolkit

Hispanic/Latino Americans die most often from heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases. These Spanish-language resources are designed to help these groups get the information and tools they need to improve their heart health.


Additional Spanish-Language Resources

Ten Tips Nutrition Education Series based on recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

The Ten Tips Nutrition Education Series provide a wealth of suggestions that can help one get started toward eating a healthy diet. The Tips series, developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), provide consumers and health professionals with high quality, easy-to-follow tips in a convenient, printable format. Some Tips are highlighted below. The full series is available on the USDA’s website: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/healthy-eating-tips/ten-tips.html.


Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans provide science-based guidance to help Americans aged 6 and older improve their health through appropriate physical activity. The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, along with the USDA, are responsible for publishing the Physical Activity Guidelines.

To view the "Be Active Your Way: A Guide for Adults" in Spanish, visit: http://www.health.gov/paguidelines/pdf/PAG_Spanish_Booklet.pdf [PDF-767K].


Know Stroke Toolkit

The Know Stroke Toolkit, from the National Institutes of Health, is designed for lay health educators (promotores de salud), community leaders, and health care professionals to educate Hispanics about the signs of stroke and the importance of calling 911 promptly. The toolkit includes a 13-minute Spanish-language video and complimentary brochures.

The kit also contains a bilingual, laminated, stand-alone flipchart [PDF-18M] (14" x 17"), that illustrates the different types of stroke, risk factors and symptoms, and a poster that highlights the benefits of getting treatment within one hour. The toolkit also is available in English.


Blood Pressure Toolkit

Blood pressure control is critical to preventing heart attacks and strokes. The Million Hearts® Blood Pressure Toolkit was designed to be used with patients to help address high blood pressure in your clinics and communities.


Grand Rounds Toolkit

On February 21, 2012, CDC hosted a Public Health Grand Rounds highlighting the Million Hearts® initiative. The Million Hearts® Grand Rounds features CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden, Million Hearts® Executive Director Dr. Janet Wright, and CMS Chief Medical Officer Dr. Patrick Conway talking about the initiative's focus on preventing heart attacks and strokes through clinical preventive practice and community prevention. The session also features first-person accounts from two communities working to create healthier environments and to align health care professionals and systems to improve quality of care for all. The Public Health Grand Rounds toolkit is available at http://www.cdc.gov/about/grand-rounds/.


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