CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention developed guides to support employers, program and evaluation managers, health professionals, pharmacists, and community health workers in their heart disease and stroke prevention efforts.
How to Promote Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention in the Workplace: A Guide for Employers, Program Coordinators, and Health Benefit Designers
Employers from organizations of all sizes in all industries can use this CDC-developed guide to help plan, implement, and evaluate workplace health promotion programs aimed to prevent stroke and heart disease.
These guides cover a wide range of topics to help health professionals prevent and control heart disease and stroke in their communities.
- 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.
These guides include resources and information for health professionals partnering with pharmacists as well as tools and strategies pharmacists can use to improve patient care.
- The Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process Approach: An Implementation Guide
This implementation guide is for public health practitioners and health care professionals to help engage pharmacists in hypertension management through the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process. The Guide includes key examples from the Michigan Medicine Hypertension Pharmacists’ Program that health care teams can replicate in their own programs.
- Pharmacist-Provided Medication Therapy Management in Medicaid [PDF – 395 KB]
This guide can help state health agencies and Medicaid stakeholders develop strategies to implement or expand pharmacist-provided medication therapy management (MTM). Implementing MTM can help improve care for Medicaid beneficiaries with chronic conditions, including cardiovascular disease (CVD).
- 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.
CDC developed this series of five evaluation technical assistance tools to highlight evaluation strategies and successful examples.