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.

Toolkits

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Featured Resources
Science-in-Brief Feature June 2019

Expanding Pharmacy Technicians Roles to Assist With Patient Medication Adherence pdf icon[PDF – 153 KB]
Only about half of Americans aged 35 to 64 years who have hypertension have it controlled. Additionally, when compared with adults aged 65 years or older, adults aged 35 to 64 years are less likely to use prescribed cholesterol-lowering statins when indicated.

May 2019 Science in Brief

The Maryland Health Enterprise Zone Initiative Reduced Hospital Cost and Utilization in Underserved Communities pdf icon[PDF – 205 KB]
A synopsis of “The Maryland Health Enterprise Zone Initiative Reduced Hospital Cost and Utilization in Underserved Communities,” published in 2018 in Health Affairs.

May 2019 Science in Brief

A Controlled Trial of Mobile Short Message Service Among Participants in a Rural Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program pdf icon[PDF – 115 KB]
A synopsis of “A Controlled Trial of Mobile Short Message Service Among Participants in a Rural Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program,” published in March 2019 in Preventive Medicine Reports.

February 2019 Science in Brief

State Regulation of Community Paramedicine Programs: A National Analysis pdf icon[PDF – 836 KB]
A synopsis of “State Regulation of Community Paramedicine Programs: A National Analysis,” published in 2018 in Prehospital Emergency Care.

The Evidence for Pre-hospital EMSS Policy Interventions Addressed in Existing State Laws: A Policy Evidence Assessment Report

Stroke Systems of Care: Policy Evidence Assessment Reports (PEAR)
These reports assess the best available evidence for policy interventions to improve stroke care across the care continuum.