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.


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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.

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

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Featured Resources
February 2019 Science in Brief

State Regulation of Community Paramedicine Programs: A National Analysis Cdc-pdf[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.

October 2018 SIB Feature.

Early Evaluation Findings of Health Care System Interventions to Address Hypertension Cdc-pdf[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 Cdc-pdf[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.