Heart disease and stroke are leading causes of death in Connecticut.The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) partners with state-based and national organizations to decrease the burden of heart disease and stroke in the state.
DPH, supported by CDC funding opportunities, promotes the use of evidence-based strategies to prevent and manage high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The following links provide more information:
- Connecticut Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Programs – information on the prevention and control of prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases.
- CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention – data, educational materials, and information on CDC heart disease and stroke prevention programs.
- The Community Guide - collection of evidence-based findings of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF).
- U.S. Preventive Services Task Force - an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in disease prevention and evidence-based medicine.
- Million Hearts® - national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes within 5 years. It focuses on implementing a small set of evidence-based priorities and targets that can improve cardiovascular health for all.
- Healthy People 2030 - a program of a nationwide health-promotion and disease-prevention goals set by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
Other DPH programs work to prevent and control cardiovascular disease-related chronic diseases and risk factors.
- Critical Congenital Heart Disease
- Connecticut Chronic Disease and Health Promotion Website
- Connecticut Diabetes Surveillance System
- HEARTSafe Program
- American Heart Association AED Program Implementation Resources
- American Heart Association
- American Stroke Association
- Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- National Stroke Association
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
- Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association
- The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD)
This page was last updated on June 3, 2021.