Resources for Public Health Professionals
American Heart Month 2022
Public health professionals, including community health workers and employees from federal, state, and local health organizations, are in a unique position to help raise awareness that hypertension control is possible.
The data, statistics, and strategies found in this toolkit can support their important efforts to improve hypertension rates in their communities.
The tools and resources in this toolkit are designed to help public health professionals promote the use of effective hypertension control strategies in their communities.
- Read and incorporate evidence-based policy tools and guides into your organization.
- Link to data and maps that highlight the burden of hypertension and successful interventions.
- Share messages and graphics with individuals and patients in your social networks.
- Use these tools in tandem with the actions recommended in The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension.
Explore policy tools and guides that can help public health professionals manage their communities’ cardiovascular health.
- Hypertension Communications Kit
Share these social messages, graphics, and resources to educate your audiences about hypertension.
- Health Equity Guiding Principles for Inclusive Communication
Use this set of principles, resources, and specific suggestions on a variety of topics to help inform an inclusive approach to public health communications.
- Health Equity
View resources collected by CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion on health equity and racial/ethnic disparities.
- Read these one-page “Field Notes” about efforts being made across the nation by CDC grant recipients who are working at state, local, and community levels to improve cardiovascular health.
- Use these tools to effectively communicate with Hispanic populations, who historically have had low control rates for hypertension.
- Quick Maps of Heart Disease, Stroke, and Socio-economic Conditions
View and download maps on heart disease and stroke showing national data, health care costs, and data on social determinants of health.
- The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension: Sectors and Strategies: Public Health Professionals
Take these actions prescribed for public health professionals—in their unique position to promote high blood pressure in their communities—to implement effective hypertension control strategies.
- Control High Blood Pressure: Evidence-Based Interventions
Implement evidence-based strategies from CDC’s 6|18 Initiative that help control blood pressure through medication adherence.
- Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Policy Resources and Evidence Summaries
Find information from the CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention on policy interventions that address health equity and serve priority populations in the prevention, detection, treatment, and control of heart disease and stroke as well as enhance related systems of care.
- A Closer Look at African American Men and High Blood Pressure Control
Download this CDC report and executive summary highlighting the burden of hypertension on Black or African American men. The report includes data, promising practices and interventions, and a list of men’s health resources.
- Guide to Community Preventive Servicesexternal icon
Read this guide, which summarizes what is known about the effectiveness, economic efficiency, and feasibility of interventions to promote community health and prevent disease.
- Facts About Hypertension
Share the most recent statistics and facts on hypertension compiled by CDC.
- Hypertension Maps and Data Sources
Access CDC maps, resources, and other public health data sources related to hypertension.
- Hypertension Statistical Reports for Health Professionals
Access statistical reports and data resources about hypertension and related conditions.
- Hypertension Journal Articles
View journal articles developed by CDC staff that are related to hypertension and high blood pressure control.
Share the following messages with your followers.
Feeling the pressure? @CDCHeart_Stroke can help. Take charge of #hypertension control in your community with these toolkits. cdc.gov/heartmonth #HeartMonth
It’s never too early to make heart-healthy choices. This #HeartMonth, learn how to prevent and manage cardiovascular disease (#CVD) with toolkits from @CDCHeart_Stroke. cdc.gov/heartmonth
It’s a common misconception that cardiovascular disease (#CVD) occurs only in older adults—but data show that younger populations are increasingly affected by CVD. Help improve heart health in your community w/ #HeartMonth resources from @CDCHeart_Stroke. cdc.gov/heartmonth
Disparities in cardiovascular disease (#CVD) prevention, detection, and control persist among non-Hispanic Blacks and other minority groups. Use hypertension toolkits from @CDCHeart_Stroke to help address #HealthEquity in your community. cdc.gov/heartmonth #HeartMonth
Feeling the pressure? CDC can help. Take charge of hypertension control in your community with these toolkits. cdc.gov/heartmonth #HeartMonth
Cardiovascular disease (#CVD) isn’t exclusive to older adults. Data show that CVD and CVD mortality are increasing among younger populations. Explore change packages, best practice guides, and other tools from CDC to help your team support CVD patients of all ages this #HeartMonth. cdc.gov/heartmonth
No matter where you’re from or where you are, you can take steps toward heart health. Get shareable, evidence-based resources from CDC to help you manage cardiovascular disease (#CVD) in your community. cdc.gov/heartmonth #HeartMonth
1 in every 3 deaths in the United States is related to cardiovascular disease. Explore CDC’s #HeartMonth toolkits for evidence-based resources to support heart health in your community. cdc.gov/heartmonth
Use the content below in your newsletters or e-blasts to inform people about our website and these useful tools.
Only half of adults in the United States ages 35 to 64 have their blood pressure under control. Explore CDC’s Resources for Public Health Professionals page, which provides trusted, evidence-based tools about hypertension control for public health professionals to share with their partners. Visit www.cdc.gov/heartmonth to learn more about the resources in CDC’s hypertension toolkits.
Download our hypertension control resources for you to share with individuals and patients in your practice.
Implement our clinical tools and resources on hypertension control into your practice, and share the tools with your team.