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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.