Cholesterol Communications Kit

With the support of health professionals like you, CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) is better able to educate the public about cholesterol management.

The social media messages and graphics below can help your audiences understand what cholesterol is and why managing cholesterol is important for reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Help DHDSP spread awareness by sharing these resources on your social media pages.

Cholesterol Resources for Individuals and Patients

Cholesterol Quiz

Cholesterol quiz

Cholesterol: Fact or Fiction?external icon

Share this quiz to test your audiences’ cholesterol smarts and encourage them to learn more about cholesterol management.

Spread the Word

Share these social media messages with your followers.

Facebook/LinkedIn

Cholesterol: What is it, and why is it important? Learn why managing blood cholesterol is important for the heart and brain. http://bit.ly/2loCY9mexternal icon

High blood cholesterol typically has no signs or symptoms but can lead to heart attacks and strokes. That’s why it’s important to have your cholesterol checked by your health care team. All it takes is a simple blood test. Learn more from CDC [tag]. http://bit.ly/2AtTuvxexternal icon

There are two types of blood cholesterol: LDL (“bad”) and HDL (“good”). Too much LDL cholesterol or not enough HDL cholesterol in the body can cause a buildup, called “plaque”, on the walls of blood vessels. http://bit.ly/2kxTyCAexternal icon

Several factors that are beyond your control, such as your age, gender, or family history, can increase your risk for high blood cholesterol. The good news is that you CAN control many other risk factors through healthy lifestyle choices. Here’s how.
www.cdc.gov/cholesterol/prevention.htm

Making lifestyle changes can help keep your blood cholesterol in a healthy range. Start by exercising regularly, avoiding foods high in saturated fat, and taking medicines as directed. Learn more. http://bit.ly/2DLXXMZexternal icon

If you take cholesterol-lowering medications, it’s important to take them as directed and to have your cholesterol levels monitored regularly. Talk to your doctor to find a management plan that works best for you. http://bit.ly/2IzTQ89external icon

Curious about cholesterol? Put your cholesterol knowledge to the test with this quiz! http://bit.ly/2fLgo62external icon

Twitter

Cholesterol: What is it, and why is it important? Learn why managing #BloodCholesterol is important for the #heart and brain. http://bit.ly/2loCY9mexternal icon

High blood #cholesterol typically has no signs or symptoms, so it’s important to talk to your doctor about getting your cholesterol checked. http://bit.ly/2AtTuvxexternal icon

Do you know the difference between LDL and HDL #cholesterol? @CDCHeart_Stroke explains. http://bit.ly/2kxTyCAexternal icon

About 38% of American adults have high #cholesterol. You can make healthy lifestyle choices every day to lower your risk. @CDCHeart_Stroke shares how you can get started. www.cdc.gov/cholesterol/prevention.htm

Making lifestyle changes can help keep your #cholesterol in a healthy range. Exercise regularly, avoid foods high in saturated fat, and if you have high cholesterol, take medicines as directed. Learn more from @CDCHeart_Stroke. http://bit.ly/2DLXXMZexternal icon

If you take #cholesterol-lowering medications, it’s important to stick to the script. Talk to your doctor to find the management plan that works best for you. http://bit.ly/2IzTQ89external icon

Curious about #cholesterol? Put your cholesterol knowledge to the test with this @CDCHeart_Stroke quiz! http://bit.ly/2fLgo62external icon

Raise Awareness for These Health Observances
Observances
Observance Date Hashtag
National Cholesterol Education Month September 2021 #CholesterolEducationMonth
American Heart Month February 2022 #HeartMonth
National Nutrition Month® March 2022 #NationalNutritionMonth
High Blood Pressure Education Month May 2022
National Stroke Awareness Month May 2022 #StrokeMonth

Animated Social Cards and Graphics

Download and share these cholesterol-related social cards and animated graphics on your social media pages.

How Blood Cholesterol Works

These illustrations are intended to highlight the nature of high blood cholesterol in an engaging way that can encourage your audience to learn about cholesterol without feeling intimidated by complex imagery.

Cholesterol Monster

Cholesterol Monster

Three cholesterol monsters.

Cholesterol Monster

Red blood cells, white blood cells, and low-density lipoprotein (or blood cholesterol) flowing through an artery. Arterial plaque from high blood cholesterol builds up slowly, causing the artery wall to narrow. The image reads: Is "bad" cholesterol building up in your arteries? Find out with a simple blood test. Talk to a health care professional about cholesterol screening.

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Is “bad” cholesterol building up in your arteries? Find out with a simple blood test. Talk to a health care professional about cholesterol screening.

“Talk About Cholesterol”

Share these graphics with your audiences to encourage people to talk to their loved ones and health care team about how they can prevent and manage high blood cholesterol.

Take a moment to learn about cholesterol. Learn the basics.

Take a moment to learn about cholesterol. Have an honest conversation with yourself.

Take a moment to talk about cholesterol. Heart health is a family matter.

Take a moment to talk about cholesterol. Cholesterol management is a team effort.

Cholesterol Videos

These videos can help people understand how statins, medicine that helps to lower cholesterol levels, prevent heart attacks and strokes.  The video is available in English (length: 2:23) and Spanish (length: 2:54).

Boost Your Network: Connect With Us

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Follow @CDCHeart_Stroke and @MillionHeartsUS on Twitter to share our cholesterol management tweets directly on your pages.

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Share cholesterol management posts and resources directly from Million Hearts® on Facebook.

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Connect with other health care professionals and share the latest in cholesterol management from the Million Hearts® LinkedIn page.

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More Cholesterol Resources for Health Professionals

  • Million Hearts® Cholesterol Management pageexternal icon
    This webpage provides the latest cholesterol guidelines and links to treatment protocols and decision aids that can assist clinical teams and their patients in making informed health decisions.
  • Million Hearts® Cholesterol Management Protocolsexternal icon
    This webpage features evidence-based protocols, a flow diagram of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines to create your own cholesterol management protocol, and a downloadable Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk Estimator.