Texas Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Partnership
The Texas Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Partnership is the network of partners from across the state representing state and local public and private health care, university, non-profit, business and community sectors. The Partnership will work in coordination with the Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke to plan, implement and evaluate heart disease and stroke prevention programs and policies within the state.
Purpose and Process
The partnership was created to assess the current status of the public health infrastructure in supporting heart disease and stroke prevention in Texas, determine gaps and needs within the infrastructure, and develop a coordinated, collaborative and comprehensive statewide plan of action.
The partnership has five standing committees:
Goal I: The Goal I Committee is committed to working to implement Goal I of the Texas Plan to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke: To establish and promote environments that support the prevention of heart disease and stroke through healthy eating, daily physical activity and tobacco-free lifestyles for all Texans, with an emphasis on access to resources and priority populations.
Goal II: The Goal II Committee is committed to working to implement Goal II of the Texas Plan to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke: To promote partnerships between clinical and community groups in Texas to provide enhanced and coordinated patient care.
Goal III: The Goal III Committee is committed to working to implement Goal III of the Texas Plan to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke.: To promote capacity and infrastructure changes within the health delivery system to effectively prevent, treat, and manage heart disease and stroke for all Texans.
Goal IV: The Goal IV Committee is committed to working to implement Goal IV of the Texas Plan to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke: To collect comprehensive heart disease and stroke data that are readily available to assess, monitor and describe the burden of heart disease and stroke in Texas. *Note: Surveillance and epidemiology is embedded in all of the State Plan objectives in order to inform priority areas and targets.
Goal V: Texas Salt Reduction Collaborative: The Texas Salt Reduction Collaborative is committed to working to implement Goal I, Objective 1.8 of the Texas Plan to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke: Increase proportion of adults who report currently taking measures to reduce sodium intake.
Goal Committee Resources:
Click here to access the Goal I Resource List.
Medicine Assistance Programs
Stroke Public Education Campaign Tool Kit
Click here to view the Cardiac System of Care
Click here to view the Stroke System of Care
Interested in joining?
New partners are welcome into the partnership to work with others to prevent, reduce or treat heart disease and stroke in the state of Texas.
If you are working in cardiovascular disease and stroke primary and secondary prevention, diagnosis and treatment, or related risk factors, please consider joining the Texas Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Partnership.
As a member, you can:
• Network with others working to reduce cardiovascular disease and stroke in Texas,
• Join your efforts with others working to implement the Texas Plan to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke,
• Receive the CVD and Stroke Digest.
To join the Partnership, contact Cecily Brea in the Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Program.
Please see http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/wellness/partnershipmtgs.shtm for a list of meetings, summaries, presentations, and other documents.
Please direct any questions or requests for additional information on the partnership, upcoming meetings or contents of this page to Cecily Brea.
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