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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

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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…

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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

October 2018 SIB Feature.

Early Evaluation Findings of Health Care System Interventions to Address Hypertension [PDF – 1.4 MB]
This is a summary of three articles in Preventing Chronic Disease 2018 Special Collection1 submitted by states funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity, and Associated Risk Factors and Promote School Health (DP13-1305) and State and Local Public Health Actions to Prevent Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Disease and Stroke (DP14-1422) cooperative agreements.

July 2018 Science-in-Brief cover.

A Clustered-Randomized Trial of Blood-Pressure Reduction in Black Barbershops [PDF – 147 KB]
A synopsis of the article “A Cluster-Randomized Trial of Blood-Pressure Reduction in Black Barbershops,” published in the March 12, 2018, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

June 2018 Science-in-Brief: 2017 ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/ PCNA Guidelines for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults

2017 ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/ PCNA Guidelines for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults [PDF – 145 KB]
A synopsis of 2017 ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA Guidelines for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults published in 2017 by the writing committee of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines.

April 2018 Science-in-Brief: Medication Synchronization Programs Improve Adherence to Cardiovascular Medications and Health Care Use

Medication Synchronization Programs Improve Adherence to Cardiovascular Medications and Health Care Use [PDF – 494 KB]
This retrospective cohort study examined the impact that two community pharmacy chains’ medication synchronization programs had on medication adherence for patients with at least one prescription for treating hypertension, hyperlipidemia, or diabetes.

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