Employers Toolkit

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Learn the benefits of heart disease and stroke prevention programs in the workplace.

Heart disease and stroke are leading causes of death and disability and the most expensive medical conditions for businesses.1,2 Learn effective strategies for improving employees’ health and lowering their risk for heart disease and stroke—actions that will also produce cost savings for your organization.

Successful Business Strategies to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke

The employers’ toolkit lists the benefits of worksite heart disease and stroke prevention programs. The toolkit also includes resources to help state health departments make the business case to employers in their communities.

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Toolkit Guide
The Guide will assist state programs to use the toolkit effectively.
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The toolkit in its entirety.
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A Six–Step Guide for Employers
Six steps to show employers how to reduce costs by investing in work site health promotion.
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Power Point Presentation
A Power Point presentation for employers and business groups using the information in the Six–Step Guide.
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  1. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Preventing heart disease and stroke: Addressing the nation’s leading killers (CDC At A Glance Report). Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2005.
  2. American Heart Association.Heart disease and stroke statistics: 2006 update. Dallas, TX: American Heart Association; 2005.

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