CDC National Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program
Capacity Building States
Capacity building states are funded to
- Facilitate collaboration among public and private sector partners.
- Define the burden of heart disease and stroke and assess existing population-based strategies for primary and secondary prevention of heart disease and stroke within the state.
- Develop and update a comprehensive state plan for heart disease and stroke prevention with emphasis on heart-healthy policies development, physical and social environmental change, and disparities elimination (e.g., based on geography, gender, race or ethnicity, or socioeconomic status).
- Identify culturally appropriate approaches to promote heart disease and stroke prevention among racial, ethnic, and other priority populations.
- Use population-based public health strategies to increase public awareness of the heart disease and stroke urgency, the signs and symptoms of heart disease and stroke, and the need to call 9–1–1. Increase awareness of the signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke.
Click on a state name below for more information on that state's activities related to this program.