As a member of the CDC Million Hearts Collaborative, NACCHO invites local health departments (LHDs) to be a part of Million Hearts - a national initiative with the ambitious goal of preventing one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. NACCHO will provide LHDs with the information and resources to educate the public on the importance of preventing heart attack and stroke in the United States.
Please check back for information on upcoming webinars.
UPDATE: NEW TASK FORCE FINDINGS ON CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH PREVENTION
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New Resource: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prevention
AHA and ACC are pleased to announce a series of new cardiovascular prevention guidelines for the assessment of cardiovascular risk, lifestyle modifications that reduce risk, management of elevated blood cholesterol, and management of increased body weight in adults. These guidelines are based on rigorous, comprehensive, systematic evidence reviews originally sponsored by the NHLBI. The ACC and AHA collaborated with professional organizations to finalize these AHA/ACC cardiovascular prevention guidelines, and stakeholder organizations were invited to review and endorse the final documents.
The Guidelines can be accessed here.
Local Health Departments: Be a Part of the Million Hearts Initiative
Are you a local health department that's doing work in one or all of the following areas:
If so, then sign up here with NACCHO to be a part of the Million Hearts Initiative.
Preventing one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017 will require the work and commitment to change from local health departments, primary health care providers and the business community. Click here to find out more about Million Hearts and more ways you can get involved.
Team-Based Approaches Needed to Fight High Blood Pressure
In a recent science advisory released by the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the following findings were highlighted:
To read more about the advisory, click here.
Final Recommendation Statement: Screening for Primary Hypertension in Children and Adolescents
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted today on its Web site the final Recommendation Statement on screening for primary hypertension in children and adolescents, which was previously published in Pediatrics and Annals of Internal Medicine. To view the recommendation and the evidence on which it is based, click here. For information on this recommendation and what it could mean for children and adolescents from birth to 18 years old, click here to access a factsheet developed by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.