May 20, 2022: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed six Connecticut Counties in the High/Orange category as part of its COVID-19 Community Levels Map. Only Fairfield and Tolland Counties are listed in the Medium/Yellow category. Residents in these counties should wear a mask indoors in public; stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if they have symptoms. Additional precautions may be needed for residents who are at high risk for severe illness. Visit the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels Map for updates.

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: Statistical information on cardiovascular diseases in Connecticut are located on The Heart Disease and Stroke Surveillance Program webpage.

Other DPH programs work to prevent and control cardiovascular disease-related chronic diseases and risk factors.  The following lists national agencies and organizations that partner to reduce the burden of cardiovascular diseases, For more information, call the Community, Family Health, and Prevention Section: (860) 509-8251.  

This page was last updated on June 3, 2021.