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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

    Phone: (512) 458-7111
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Health Education and Outreach Resource Links

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The following organizations provide public and professional education, programs, and resources for cardiovascular disease and stroke. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list but provides a sampling of what is already available from credible sources. Before selecting and using any program, seek information regarding the efficacy or adaptability of the program for your intended population.


State Links and Worksite Wellness Challenges

Texas Department of State Health Services
Long Live Texans
Texas Diabetes Program
Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention Program
Stroke Public Education Toolkit
Heart and Stroke Healthy City Recognition Program
Building Healthy Texans
Value Based Benefits Design is a strategy to improve employee health and productivity while better managing health care costs
Texas Education Agency Approved Coordinated School Health Programs
TEXERCISE – statewide fitness campaign developed by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)
Fruits & Veggies-- More Matters® is a health initiative focused on helping Americans increase fruit & vegetable consumption for better health
Lighten Up Texas – worksite weight loss team competition
Maintain No Gain – maintaining weight over the holidays
Walk Across Texas!


American Heart Association Links and Resources

American Heart Association
American Stroke Association
Health Tips to Control Cholesterol
Get With the Guidelines provides hospital guidelines for heart disease and stroke 
Acute Stroke Treatment Program serves as a hospital-based guide for primary stroke centers 
Power to End Stroke is an education and awareness campaign that embraces and celebrates the culture, energy, creativity and lifestyles of Americans
Mission: Lifeline offers guidelines for timely STEMI treatment for healthcare providers 
Heartsaver®  CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult
Go Red For Women is a women's health public awareness campaign (see also Go Red Por Tu Corazón)
CPR Anytime – general public training program 
Heart 360 – a patient-centered site to track and manage heart health 


National Resources and Programs

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Guide to Community Preventive Services – guide to evidence-based practices 
Heart Healthy and Stroke Free – creating social environment changes 
Weight Management Research to Practice Series – evidence-based approaches 
Successful Business Strategies to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke Toolkit – making the business case 
Promoting Physical Activity: A Guide for Community Action 
Million Hearts® is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017
Brain Attack Coalition - Guidelines and resources for stroke initiatives
Healthy People 2020
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Hearts N’ Parks Community Mobilization Guide: Obesity and heart disease education initiative
Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure With DASH
Healthy Heart, Healthy Homes
Hypertension Guidelines
Cholesterol Guidelines
National Stroke Association Information and resources for stroke initiatives
Wellness Councils of America
Bridges to Excellence: Quality improvement program for the health care industry
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program: Patient oriented program for self-management of chronic disease
Project ImPACT is a national initiative that aims to improve care for patients with diabetes through community-based interdisciplinary teams that include pharmacists
Older Adult’s Health and Age Related Changes: Reality Versus Myth Brochure (PDF)
Active for Life Online is a flexible program offered by the American Cancer Society that encourages employees to be more physically active on a regular basis.
Department of Health and Human Services
CDC Cholesterol Fact Sheet
Get Moving! Motivating the 50+ Community Tip Sheet
Healthy Aging Podcasts: http://www.cdc.gov/aging/publications/podcasts.htm
Do You Know Your Cholesterol Levels? (English and Spanish) (PDF): http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/chol/wyntk.pdf

Last updated September 11, 2013