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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 (respectively). 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 prevent 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. [[br]] See what you can do to be part of the solution. Visit [] for more information. CDC's Blood Pressure website: [] American Heart Association[[br]] []

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.

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