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Best Practices for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Programs

The Best Practices Guide for CVD Prevention describes and summarizes scientific evidence behind 8 effective strategies for lowering high blood pressure and cholesterol levels that can be implemented in health care systems and that involve community-clinical links. The guide is a resource for state and local health departments, decision makers, public health professionals, and other stakeholders interested in using proven strategies to improve cardiovascular health. Learn more about the guide.

The 8 strategies that are highlighted in this guide were carefully reviewed and selected through a process that is described in the full PDF version of the Best Practices Guide for CVD Prevention Programs.

Best Practice Strategies

Learn more about the evidence behind these 8 best practice strategies and find resources and tools to help with implementation in the links below.

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Team-Based Care

Learn how using a team-based care model can improve hypertension control.

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Collaborative Practice Agreements

Learn how collaborative practice agreements between pharmacists and providers can improve patient care.

A man with his home blood pressure monitor.

Self-Measured Blood Pressure

Learn how this strategy can improve blood pressure control at home.

A doctor talking to his patient.

Self-Management and Education

Find out how you can empower patients to take steps to reduce risks and manage chronic disease.

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Reducing Medication Costs

Learn how lowering costs can eliminate barriers between patients and the medications they need.

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Clinical Decision Support

Find out how point-of-care prompts support providers in following clinical guidelines.

A community health worker with a patient.

Community Health Workers

Learn how to engage CHWs as members of the care team in the community.

A pharmacist with several medications.

Medication Therapy Management

Learn about the expanding role pharmacists play in patient care and education.