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Data Resources

Evaluation Guides

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

Policy Guides

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.

Pharmacy Resources

Prevention Resources

  • 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.