American Heart Association
The American Heart Association has the mission “to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.” This website also contains various resources such as powertoendstroke.org and other resourceful websites.
Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation: The WISEWOMAN program provides low-income, under insured and uninsured women aged 40-64 years with chronic disease risk factor screening, lifestyle intervention, and referral services in an effort to prevent cardiovascular disease. Missouri has an exemption with CDC to serve up to 10% of woman ages 35-64.
The National Diabetes Prevention website contains several program topics including the Prevent Diabetes STAT program, National Diabetes Prevention Programs as well as other various resources.
Facts and Tools Every Woman Can Use
This section is designed by women, for women, to provide you with helpful information and tools you can use to reduce your risk factors for heart disease. Here you will find calculators, heart health quizzes, recipes, and other useful information. You will also find links to Web sites loaded with science-based yet practical information. This website provides links to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, The Heart Truth, Choose My Plate, Heart.org Smoking Cessation and a variety of others.
Go Red For Women
The American Heart Association's national call for women to take charge of their heart health and live stronger, longer lives.
Measure Up Pressure Down
This initiative was created by the American Medical Group Foundation. It raises awareness of the dangers related to hypertension and educates on how you can be in control of your blood pressure. It also encourages adults to do self-monitoring blood pressures at home, monitor themselves for changes and maintain control of their own blood pressures.
Million Hearts Initiative
A National Initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by the year 2017.
MO Million Hearts Initiative
The Missouri Million Hearts Initiative is working toward a goal of preventing 20,000 heart attacks and strokes in the state of Missouri by 2017.
National High Blood Pressure Education Program
The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC 7)
Start Walking Now
This website, powered by the American Heart Association, focuses on walking and its benefits for your health. It provides information on walking clubs, paths, walking trackers, and other additional resource information.
Tobacco Cessation Guideline
Office of the Surgeon General provides the latest drugs and counseling techniques for treating tobacco use and dependence.
USDA - Center for Nutrition and Policy Promotion
This website provides useful information regarding dietary guidelines, food plans, Healthy Eating Index and more.
A collection of success stories from WISEWOMAN program inception through 2002.