NCQA Report: Cardiovascular High Performers
A new report [PDF-4.2M] issued in support of Million Hearts® highlights health plans and physician practices nationwide that have achieved excellent results in cardiovascular care, including high rates of hypertension control, cholesterol management and smoking cessation.
Message to Millions: Message Maps
Messages to Millions is designed to provide consistent, science-based Million Hearts® messages to disseminate to partners and supporters on a quarterly basis. Message maps provide key and supporting messages that stress the steps that can be taken by consumers, health care providers, and other audiences to help prevent heart attacks and strokes. The messages can be adapted for other audiences.
- Message to Millions: Hypertension Control Message Map [PDF-302K]
- Message to Millions: Tobacco Cessation Message Map [PDF-262K]
- Message to Millions: Sodium Message Map [PDF-270K]
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is proud to join forces with Million Hearts® to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Heart360® is an online tool which helps you track and manage your heart health and provides helpful advice and information.
Heart Attack Risk Calculator
Discover your 10-year risk of heart attack or dying from coronary heart disease… and what you can do about it.
My Life Check®
Live Better With Life's Simple 7
In just a few minutes with My Life Check, you can learn the state of your heart and what you can do to live a better life.
How to Control Your Fat and Cholesterol: Fotonovela and Promotora Guides
Hispanic populations have a high prevalence of high blood cholesterol, which is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Because fotonovelas use plain language and are common in Spanish-language cultures, they are an effective medium for health promotion and health education for Hispanic audiences.
Promotores and other community health workers (CHWs) are encouraged to read this fotonovela with participants as a way to share cholesterol management information with Spanish-speaking populations. A Promotora/CHW Guide accompanies the fotonovela and gives these members of the health care team a brief summary of objectives, tips, additional activities, reviews, and reminders. The guide and fotonovela are available in English and Spanish.
- How to Control Your Fat and Cholesterol: A Fotonovela [PDF-3.6M]
- How to Control Your Fat and Cholesterol: A Promotora Guide [PDF-783K]
Tips From Former Smokers Ad Campaign 2013
On March 28, 2013, CDC launched the Tips 2013 campaign to raise awareness of the negative health effects caused by smoking, encourage smokers to quit, and encourage nonsmokers to protect themselves and their families from exposure to secondhand smoke. The campaign expands upon the â€śTips From Former Smokersâ€ť campaign and features powerful stories of former smokers living with smoking-related diseases and disabilities.
Beginning Monday, April 1, 2013, the new campaign ads will run for at least 12 weeks on television, radio, and billboards, online, and in theaters, magazines, and newspapers nationwide. To learn more about the Tips 2013 campaign and the many resources available, visit http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips/.
Blood Pressure Calculator
What do your blood pressure readings mean? High blood pressure usually has no symptoms. Is your blood pressure normal? Use this calculator to find out. Keep a record of your readings with My Blood Pressure Wallet Card [PDF-913K].
This module provides an overview of hypertension and the impact on population health, the sodium connection, and community- and population-based changes to promote prevention.
A Purchaserâ€™s Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Moving Science into Coverage
This Guide is an information source for employers and provides guidance for the selection of clinical preventive services shown to be effective by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, CDC and other authoritative organizations. The Guide is available at http://www.businessgrouphealth.org/pub/f2f59214-2354-d714-5198-3a8968092869 [PDF-2M].
The Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) Online Resource Center
This Resource Center provides a host of tools to support environmental changes that make healthy living easier. Tools include webinars, model policies, tool kits, databases, fact sheets, and other practical materials. The Resource Center is being revamped to include resources for promoting clinical and community linkages to reduce the prevalence of cardiovascular disease risk factors. http://www.cdc.gov/CommunitiesPuttingPreventiontoWork/resources/index.htm.
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administrationâ€™s (HRSA) Clinical Quality Measures on Hypertension Control
This module is a part of HRSAâ€™s Quality Toolkit that includes educational resources designed to assist organizationâ€™s quality improvement efforts. The module is equipped with proven strategies and techniques and is designed with a patient-centered medical home framework in mind.
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administrationâ€™s (HRSA) Clinical Performance Measures on the ABCS of Heart Health
Each year, HRSAâ€™s health center program grantees report on their performance using the measures defined in the Uniform Data System (UDS). Information about the clinical performance measures is available at http://bphc.hrsa.gov/policiesregulations/performancemeasures/index.html. To find out how HRSA grantees support the Million Hearts® goals and the ABCS of heart health visit http://bphc.hrsa.gov/spotlight/oneworld.html
High Blood Pressure—Medicines to Help You, from FDAâ€™s Office on Women's Health
This booklet [PDF-538K] lists every medicine approved to treat high blood pressure along with the side effects, warnings and other information. The booklet is designed to initiate conversations between providers and patients. Other materials also are available for order at USA.gov.
Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke
The Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke is an online tool that enables public health professionals and concerned citizens to document geographic disparities in heart disease and stroke at the local level. Users can create county-level maps of heart disease and stroke by gender, race/ethnicity and age group, and overlay maps with congressional boundaries and locations of health care facilities. In addition, maps showing county-level poverty, education, the food environment, access to health care, and other social factors are available. The maps in the Atlas can be used to tailor heart disease and stroke prevention programs and policies to the needs of specific communities, and target scarce resources to communities with the heaviest burdens.
You can access the Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke at http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/DHDSPAtlas.
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