- Data Set Directory of Social Determinants of Health at the Local Level
This directory contains an extensive list of existing data sets that can be used to address social health determinants. The data sets are organized according to 12 broad categories of the social environment.
- Surveillance and Evaluation Data Resource Guide for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Programs [PDF-298K]
This guide is an at-a-glance compilation of data sources useful for heart disease and stroke prevention programs conducting policy or data surveillance and/or evaluation. It is meant to be used by program managers and evaluators in the planning and evaluation stages of prevention programs.
- State Program Evaluation Guides
These guides are a series of evaluation technical assistance tools developed by the CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention for use by state Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (HDSP) programs. The guides clarify approaches to and methods of evaluation, provide examples specific to the scope and purpose of state HDSP programs, and recommend resources for additional reading.
Public Health Practitioner Guides
- Addressing Chronic Disease through Community Health Workers: A Policy and Systems-Level Approach [PDF–715K]
This resource provides evidence demonstrating the value and impact of CHWs in preventing and managing a variety of chronic diseases. In addition, this resource includes descriptions of chronic disease programs that are engaging CHWs, examples of state legislative action, and resources to build an integrated and sustainable CHW workforce.
- Community-Clinical Linkages for the Prevention and Control of Chronic Diseases: A Practitioner's Guide [PDF-1.7M]
This guide is a resource for public health practitioners to define and facilitate community-clinical linkages.
- Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring Action Guide [PDF-1M]
Self-measured blood pressure monitoring plus additional clinical support is a strategy that can reduce the risk of disability or death from high blood pressure. The purpose of this guide is to help clinicians implement self-measured blood pressure monitoring in their practices by providing evidence-based action steps and resources.
- Moving Into Action: Promoting Heart-Healthy and Stroke-Free Communities (Part of the Public Health Action Plan)
This guide is a series of action items designed to help governors, state legislators, local officials, employers, and health care leaders promote heart–healthy and stroke–free communities. Included are examples gathered from states and communities that are working to reduce these risks and a summary of the science underlying heart disease and stroke prevention.
- Methods and Resources for Engaging Pharmacy Partners [PDF-765K]
This publication provides public health departments with methods and resources they can use to engage pharmacy partners to enhance team-based care and form community-clinical linkages. It highlights methods that can be used to develop and expand partnerships between health departments and pharmacies, as well as complementary pharmacy resources.
- Using the Pharmacists' Patient Care Process to Manage High Blood Pressure: A Resource Guide for Pharmacists [PDF-633K]
The Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process is a way to prevent and manage high blood pressure through team-based care. This guide provides information about current resources and emerging practices, as well as tools and examples that pharmacists can use to help improve health outcomes associated with cardiovascular disease.
- Heart-Healthy and Stroke-Free: A Social Environment Handbook
In this handbook, public health professionals, advocacy groups, and community and state leaders will find specific ideas and strategies for identifying barriers and promoters for heart-healthy and stroke-free living in local environments. Although many public health tools are available for “community diagnosis,” this handbook is unique because of its focus on prevention and treatment of heart disease and stroke.
- Prevention Works: CDC Strategies for a Heart-Healthy and Stroke-Free America
This guide provides a snapshot of heart diseases and stroke prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It also provides information on the health and economic costs of chronic diseases to the nation and outlines CDC's prevention strategies.