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High Blood Pressure Educational Materials for Professionals

Several MMWR covers.

Fact Sheets

State Public Health Actions Program

Data and Statistics


  • 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.
  • Atlas of Stroke Hospitalizations Among Medicare Beneficiaries
    The Atlas of Stroke Hospitalizations Among Medicare Beneficiaries is the fifth in a series of CDC atlases related to cardiovascular disease. It was developed in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and includes county-level maps of stroke hospitalizations by stroke-subtype, race/ethnicity, discharge status, and co-morbidity. Maps of hospital facilities and stroke specialists are also included.


  • Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring Action Guide [PDF-1M]
    Clinicians, public health practitioners, health care systems, and individuals can focus on disease management strategies to improve blood pressure control in order to improve health outcomes for patients with HTN. Self-measured blood pressuring monitoring (SMBP) is one such strategy that is being promoted by Million Hearts™ and numerous national and international health organizations. The SMBP guide provides guidance and resources for public health practitioners on the integration of self-measured blood pressure monitoring with clinical feedback into chronic disease prevention efforts.

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports

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.