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    Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Program
    MC 1945
    PO Box 149347 Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street
    Austin , TX 78756

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Community Policy and Environmental Change

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Cardiovascular Health and WellnessChanges in policies and environmental settings where people work, congregate or live can encourage choices for increasing daily physical activity, selecting healthier foods, and decreasing exposure to tobacco products or by-products such as smoke. Additionally, policies can assist in placing life saving devices in desirable and highly effective public locations.

The Texas Cardiovascular Health and Wellness Program and Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke support two recognition programs that set standards for community policies which help reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke in Texas.

The Heart and Stroke Healthy City Recognition Program focuses on ten community indicators considered most important for the prevention of CVD in settings such as emergency response, health care, worksites, schools and restaurants.


 

Community Policy and Environmental Change Resource Links

American Heart Association Community Programs

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Operation Heartbeat
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CPR Awareness
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AED Placement
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Heart at Work
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American Heart Walk
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Choose to Move
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Jump Rope for Heart
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Hoops for Heart

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Cardiovascular Health Program
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Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity
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Office on Smoking and Health
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Division of Diabetes Translation
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Division of Adolescent and School Health

School Programs

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CATCH
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Safe Routes to School
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Red Ribbon Week
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Walk to School Day-USA

Physical Activity

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Walk Texas
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American Volkssport Association
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National Senior Games Association
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Texas Senior Games Association

Tobacco Prevention/Cessation

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Quit and Win
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Texas Tobacco Prevention Initiative
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American Cancer Society, Texas Divisition - Quit Line

Advocacy

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PEDNET
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STPP. the Surface Transportation Policy Project
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Partnership for a Walkable America
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Perils for Pedstrians Television
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Victoria Transport Policy Institute
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National Center for Bicycling and Walking
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The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
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The Access Board
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Walkable Communities, Inc.
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National Center for Bicycling and Walking
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Carfree Cities

 

 

June 30, 2009

Last updated September 26, 2012