Tools and Training

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Use these resources in your practice to help you and your team work to prevent heart disease.

Health professionals can access a variety of tools, resources, and training materials to develop and support programs that focus on preventing heart disease.

Guidelines and Recommendations

Public Health Programs


Use these tools from Million Hearts® to enhance your heart disease and stroke prevention and treatment efforts.


  • Roadmap for State Program Planning
    A Web-based resource for training and information to help build the competencies needed by state Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (HDSP) Program Coordinators. It provides suggested steps for carrying out requirements of the HDSP Program, as well as easy online access to training, tools, and other resources needed for successful program development and implementation. The Roadmap offers information on key areas of programmatic activities for developing and implementing a heart disease and stroke prevention program.

Data and Statistics


  • Heart Disease and Stroke Maps
    County-by-county rates of heart disease and stroke mortality and hospitalization in the United States, viewable by state, racial/ethnic group, and gender. CDC collaborates with each state to produce the maps.
  • PLACES: Local Data for Better Health
    PLACES, a collaboration between CDC, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the CDC Foundation, allows local health departments and jurisdictions regardless of population size and urban-rural status to better understand the burden and geographic distribution of health-related outcomes in their areas and assist them in planning public health interventions.


Listen to CDC podcasts for reliable health and safety information when and where you want it.

  • A Cup of Health with CDC: Take the Pressure Off Your Heart
    Hypertension, or high blood pressure, affects nearly one in three adults in America. It’s a major cause of heart disease and stroke, two of the leading causes of death in the U.S. In this podcast, Dr. Carma Ayala discusses the importance of controlling blood pressure.
    Date released: 3/01/18
  • A Cup of Health with CDC: Rehab for the Heart
    In this podcast, Dr. Fleetwood Loustalot discusses the importance of getting cardiac rehab after a heart attack.
    Date released: 8/24/17

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