The Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program (HDSP) works to reduce the burden of heart disease and stroke among Connecticut residents. Heart disease and stroke are, respectively, the number one and four causes of death in Connecticut and the nation. In 2010, it is estimated that heart disease and stroke cost Connecticut residents $5.8 billion dollars in medical expenses. The HDSP focuses on priorities and strategies established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to reduce the incidence of, and death and disability from heart disease and stroke.
The Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention Program works to improve cardiovascular health through public health strategies and policies that promote:
- Healthy lifestyles and behaviors.
- Healthy environments and communities.
- Access to early and affordable detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Resources
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