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Publications and Research: Creating Community-Clinical Linkages Between Pharmacists and Physicians

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.



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.


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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.

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

A pharmacist talking to two customers about a medication. Using the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process to Manage High Blood Pressure: A Resource Guide for Pharmacists [PDF – 633 KB]
This guide provides information about current resources and emerging practices as well as tools and examples that pharmacists can use to help improve health outcomes associated with cardiovascular disease
Increasing the Use of Collaborative Practice Agreements Between Prescribers and Pharmacists 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.
State Law Fact Sheet: Summary of Community Health Worker Laws A Summary of State Community Health Worker Laws (2016) [PDF – 1 MB]
This document describes how states use law as a tool to develop sustainable CHW programs.
Science-in-Brief Feature SIB Feature: Strategies and Emerging Interventions for Improving Medication Adherence [PDF – 167 KB]
This Science-in-Brief Feature shares strategies and interventions to help public health professionals and health systems improve medication adherence.
June 2017 Science-in-Brief SIB: Prevalence of Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Strokes in Younger Adults [PDF – 771 KB]
This Science-in-Brief highlights a June 2017 study on the rising number of strokes in younger adults.