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Educational Materials for Professionals

Fact Sheets

Heart Disease



High Blood Pressure


State Public Health Actions Program

Data and Statistics

  • Data Trends & Maps
    To meet national and state level needs for cardiovascular disease (CVD) data, CDC has developed a National Cardiovascular Disease Surveillance System. The system is designed to integrate multiple indicators from many data sources to provide a comprehensive picture of the public health burden of CVDs and associated risk factors in the United States.
  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
    Information about health conditions and behaviors in the United States from the BRFSS, the world’s largest ongoing telephone health survey.
    Statistics on public health topics; links to sources of additional data and related Web pages.
  • Global Cardiovascular Infobase
    Information on how heart disease is being addressed in the developing world. Data on demographics, mortality, morbidity, risk factors, and related health care are linked to interactive country maps.
  • G8 Promoting Heart Health
    Information about this initiative, which aims to disseminate best practices from various countries for implementing interventions to prevent heart disease.


Reports, Guidelines and Recommendations


Training and Other Professional Development