Publications & Research

Publications & Research: Best Practices for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Programs

The Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) offers resources for health care professionals, pharmacists, community health workers, employers, and the public. You can search the Publications & Research section for guides, toolkits, summaries of recent research, podcasts, and much more to support your heart disease and stroke prevention programs.

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Read the latest research from CDC scientists on heart disease and stroke.

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Featured Resources
March 2020 Science in Brief

Using Collaborative Care to Reduce Maternal Morbidity Related to High Blood Pressure pdf icon[PDF – 158 KB]
A synopsis of “Collaboration Between Maternal and Child Health and Chronic Disease Epidemiologists to Identify Strategies to Reduce Hypertension-Related Severe Maternal Morbidity,” published in December 2019 in Preventing Chronic Disease.

December 2019 Science in Brief

Optimizing the Role of Community Pharmacists in Managing the Health of Populations: Barriers, Facilitators, and Policy Recommendations pdf icon[PDF – 165 KB]
A synopsis of “Optimizing the Role of Community Pharmacists in Managing the Health of Populations: Barriers, Facilitators, and Policy Recommendations,” published in the September 2019 issue of the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy.

September 2019 Science in Brief

Pre-hospital Transport Times and Outcomes After Different Reperfusion Strategies for ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction pdf icon[PDF – 150 KB]
A synopsis of Pre-hospital Transport Times and Outcomes After Different Reperfusion Strategies for ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction, published in the February 1, 2019, issue of the American Journal of Cardiology.

September 2019 Science in Brief

Improving Care of STEMI in the United States 2008 to 2012: A Report From the American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline Program pdf icon[PDF – 161 KB]
A synopsis of Improving Care of STEMI in the United States 2008 to 2012: A Report From the American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline Program, published in the January 8, 2019, issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association.

July 2019 SIB

How Much Does Medication Nonadherence Cost the Medicare Fee-for-Service Program? pdf icon[PDF – 723 KB]
A synopsis of “How Much Does Medication Nonadherence Cost the Medicare Fee-for-Service Program?” published in the March 2019 issue of the journal Medical Care.