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.
Learn how using a team-based care model can improve hypertension control.
Learn how collaborative practice agreements between pharmacists and providers can improve patient care.
Learn how this strategy can improve blood pressure control at home.
Find out how you can empower patients to take steps to reduce risks and manage chronic disease.
Learn how lowering costs can eliminate barriers between patients and the medications they need.
Find out how point-of-care prompts support providers in following clinical guidelines.
Learn how to engage CHWs as members of the care team in the community.
Learn about the expanding role pharmacists play in patient care and education.