High Cholesterol Tools and Training for Professionals

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American Heart Month

Visit our event page for helpful resources and tools to start important conversations with your patients about high blood cholesterol.

Health professionals can access a variety of tools, resources, and training materials to develop and support programs that focus on preventing and managing high cholesterol.

Fact Sheets

Guidelines and Recommendations

Tools and Training

  • Cholesterol Management Protocolsexternal icon
    This Web resource from CDC’s Million Hearts® initiative features evidence-based protocols, a flow diagram of the ACC/AHA guidelines to create your own cholesterol management protocol, and a downloadable ASCVD Risk Estimator. The Risk Estimator calculates patients’ estimated 10-year and lifetime risk for ASCVD (atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease).
  • The Roadmap: A Systematic Approach to State Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Programs
    A Web-based resource from CDC 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.
  • Community Health Worker’s Training Resource
    A comprehensive training manual from CDC to improve skills and competencies of community health workers. Includes a chapter on high cholesterol with information, activities, tip sheets, and resources on ways to reduce cholesterol.

Journal Articles

Find additional information about cholesterol in peer-reviewed journal articles authored by CDC researchers.