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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.

Toolkits

Toolkits

Find resources for community health workers, pharmacists, and employers.

Research and Reports

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

Guides

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Get action guides and strategies for heart disease and stroke prevention.

Science-in-Briefs

Science-in-Brief Feature: Understanding Health Disparities i…

Search our Science-in-Briefs summaries of articles by topic.

Webinars and Webcasts

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Watch videos and training webinars on heart disease and stroke topics.

Policy Resources

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Find fact sheets, reports, and other tools on heart disease and stroke policies.

Featured Resources

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What Evidence Supports State Laws to Enhance Public Access Defibrillation? [PDF – 1.2 MB]
The Policy Evidence Assessment Report What Evidence Supports State Laws to Enhance Public Access Defibrillation? assesses the evidence for 7 types of Pubic Access Defibrillation policy interventions addressed in existing state laws to inform state decision makers and public health organizations.

December Science-in-Brief.

Disparities in Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease in Blacks: The Critical Role of Medication Adherence [PDF – 904 KB]
This Science-in-Brief is a synopsis of “Disparities in hypertension and cardiovascular disease in blacks: the critical role of medication adherence,” which was published in October 2017 in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension.

November Science-in-Brief.

Factors Predicting Self-reported Medication Low Adherence in a Large Sample of Adults in the U.S. General Population: A Cross-sectional Study [PDF – 479 KB]
This Science-in-Brief is a synopsis of “Factors Predicting Self-reported Medication Low Adherence in a Large Sample of Adults in the U.S. General Population: A Cross-sectional Study” published in June 2017 in BMJ Open.

Stroke PEAR.

The Evidence for Pre-hospital Emergency Medical Service Systems Policy Interventions Addressed in Existing State Laws [PDF – 489 KB]
The Policy Evidence Assessment Report assesses the evidence for 7 types of pre-hospital emergency medical service systems policy interventions for stroke to inform state decision makers and public health organizations.

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Increasing the Use of Collaborative Practice Agreements Between Prescribers and Pharmacists [PDF – 2 MB]
This brief describes how collaborative practice agreements can increase patient access to health care by empowering pharmacists to practice as an extension of physicians and other prescribers to help patients manage or prevent chronic diseases.

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