A Communication Guide for Policy and Environmental Change

Cover of Taking Action for Heart-healthy and Stroke-free States guide

The Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pleased to provide you with a new tool, Taking Action for Heart–healthy and Stroke–free States: A Communication Guide for Policy and Environmental Change. This guide was developed to help you reduce the disabling, costly, and growing national tragedy of heart disease and stroke.

NOTE: A Stroke Addendum to the Communication Guide was published in July, 2005. You can view the addendum by chapters in the table below.

Download the Guide by Section

Download the Guide by Section
Taking Action for Heart-healthy and Stroke-free States
Chapter One: Making the Case for Population-based Cardiovascular Health Interventions Cdc-pdfCdc-pdf[PDF–354K]
Chapter Two: Learning About Policy and Environmental Change Cdc-pdfCdc-pdf[PDF–378K]
Chapter Three: Expanding Your Reach and Influence Through Partnerships Cdc-pdfCdc-pdf[PDF–339K]
Chapter Four: Developing a Communication Plan Cdc-pdfCdc-pdf[PDF–548K]
Chapter Five: Working with the Media to Implement Your Plan Cdc-pdfCdc-pdf[PDF–420K]
Chapter Six: Using Other Communication Strategies and Tactics to Implement Your Plan Cdc-pdfCdc-pdf[PDF–329K]
Appendix: Tools and Resources Cdc-pdfCdc-pdf[PDF–1.3M]
A Communication Guide for Policy and Environmental Change (Entire File) Cdc-pdfCdc-pdf[PDF–2.4M]
Stroke Addendum
Chapter One: Making the Case for Stroke Communication Cdc-pdfCdc-pdf[PDF–71K]
Chapter Two: Working on Stroke Legislation Cdc-pdfCdc-pdf[PDF–75K]
Chapter Three: Stroke Materials Resource Guide Cdc-pdfCdc-pdf[PDF–124K]
Chapter Four: Communicating State Stroke Burden Documents Cdc-pdfCdc-pdf[PDF–69K]
Chapter Five: Stroke Communication Strategies and Tools Cdc-pdfCdc-pdf[PDF–72K]
Chapter Six: Additional Communication Strategies Cdc-pdfCdc-pdf[PDF–55K]
Stroke Addendum (Entire File) Cdc-pdfCdc-pdf[PDF–271K]