Best Practices for Heart Disease and Stroke: A Guide to Effective Approaches and Strategies

Best Practices for Heart Disease and Stroke: A Guide to Effective Approaches and Strategies

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Best Practices for Heart Disease and Stroke: A Guide to Effective Approaches and Strategies aims to inform decision making by translating complex evidence into specific public health actions that end users can take to address heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular conditions within their own practice and communities.

This guide serves as a resource for

  • State and local health departments.
  • Decision makers.
  • Public health professionals.
  • Clinicians.
  • Other individuals with an interest in implementing effective public health strategies to improve cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health.

The 18 strategies that are highlighted in this Guide were carefully reviewed and selected through a process that is described in the full PDF version of Best Practices for Heart Disease and Stroke: A Guide to Effective Approaches and Strategies.

Strategies Included in the Best Practices Guide

The below graphic shows strategies that are included in Best Practices for Heart Disease and Stroke: A Guide to Effective Approaches and Strategies. Strategies are grouped by commonalities they share in action and serve as overarching approaches public health practitioners can take to prevent and manage heart disease and stroke. They were selected based on a rigorous review process.

Icons with orange borders indicate new strategies that were incorporated in this version of the guide.

Coordinating Services for Cardiovascular Events

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Peer Review Process

The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion requires that external subject matter experts peer-review certain documents.

External peer review increases the quality and credibility of documents the federal government distributes to the scientific community and the public. Further information is available in the CDC/ATSDR Peer Review Agenda.

Read the Influential Scientific Information (ISI) [PDF – 311 KB] review of Best Practices for Heart Disease and Stroke: A Guide to Effective Approaches and Strategies.

Suggested Citation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Best Practices for Heart Disease and Stroke: A Guide to Effective Approaches and Strategies. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2022. doi:10.15620/cdc:122290