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More Information and References for Blood Pressure: Doctor-diagnosed Hypertension

References and Community Resources

Heart disease and stroke are the first and fourth leading causes of death in the United States. Heart disease is responsible for 1 of every 3 deaths in the country. Million Hearts is a national initiative that has set an ambitious goal to prevention 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. The impact will be even greater over time. Million Hearts aims to prevent heart disease and stroke by: - Improving access to effective care. - Improving the quality of care for the ABCS (appropriate aspirin prescription, blood pressure control, cholesterol control, and smoking cessation) - Focusing clinical attention on the prevention of heart attack and stroke. - Activating the public to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle. - Improving the prescription and adherence to appropriate medications for the ABCS. See what you can do to be part of the solution. Visit http://millionhearts.hhs.gov/be_one_mh.html for more information. For information about the Million Hearts initiative, please visit www.millionhearts.hhs.gov. CDC's Blood Pressure website: www.cdc.gov/bloodpressure/ American Heart Association http://www.americanheart.org

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

For an on-line medical dictionary, click on this Dictionary link.

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Content updated: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:46:07 MDT