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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.

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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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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

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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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.

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