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More Information and References for Ischemic Heart Disease Deaths

References and Community Resources

Heart disease is the leading cause of death and is responsible for 1 of every 3 deaths in the country. [ Million Hearts] is a national initiative that has set an ambitious goal to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes within 5 years (by 2027). 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. Visit for more information.

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.

The information provided above is from the Department of Health's Center for Health Data IBIS-PH web site ( The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Fri, 31 March 2023 16:43:33 from Department of Health, Center for Health Data, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site: ".

Content updated: Wed, 30 Nov 2022 12:43:00 MST