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Educational Materials for Professionals

Fact Sheets

State Public Health Actions Program

Data and Statistics

  • 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.


  • Heart Disease and Stroke Maps
    County-by-county rates of heart disease and stroke mortality and hospitalization in the United States. View by state, racial/ethnic group, and gender. CDC collaborates with each state to produce the maps.

Guidelines and Recommendations


  • The Roadmap: A Systematic Approach to State Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Programs
    The Roadmap is a Web-based resource for training and information to help build the competencies needed by state Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (HDSP) Program Coordinators. It provides suggested steps for carrying out requirements of the HDSP Program as well as easy online access to training, tools, and other resources needed for successful program development and implementation. The Roadmap offers information on four key areas of programmatic activities for developing and implementing a heart disease and stroke prevention program, including What to Do and How to Do It.