Heart Disease and Stroke

Tools and Resources for Environment & Policy

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  1. Populations

    General Population

    The Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Registry:
    This stroke registry was developed to improve the quality of care for stroke victims.  The mission of the program along with its history is included at the site.

    You’re The Cure
    This site provides information about the being an advocate for heart disease research funding.

    Stroke Council
    The Stroke Council is dedicated to improving stroke prevention, treatment, and recovery.  The site provides the council’s mission, resources, council highlights, and information on membership.


    We Can!® (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition)
    This is a national science-based education program designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities the tips, tools, and strategies they need to help children maintain a healthy weight. The program focuses on three important behaviors: improving food choices, increasing physical activity, and reducing screen time.

  1. Settings


    Acute Stroke Treatment Program
    A tool kit that guides hospitals through the process of establishing a Primary Stroke Center.

  2. Other Tools/Resources

    Heart-Healthy and Stroke-Free: A Social Environment Handbook:
    This handbook is a tool for individuals working to create heart-healthy and stroke-free communities.  Information on the social environment, practical methods, and worksheets are provided in the handbook.

    How to Influence Policy
    This site, targeted at women, provides ideas and ways an individual can work to influence policy.

    American College of Cardiology Advocacy site:
    This site provides information on American College of Cardiology Advocacy. A resource center, ways to improve practice operations, and updates are provided on the site.

    Moving into Action: Promoting Heart–Healthy and Stroke–Free Communities
    Moving into Action is a series of action items designed to help governors, state legislators, local officials, employers, and health care leaders promote heart–healthy and stroke–free communities.  Each item suggests ways to encourage general interest and awareness of these health issues to specific policies that promote healthy behaviors and reduce risks associated with heart disease and stroke. Included are examples gathered from states and communities that are working to reduce these risks and a summary of the science underlying heart disease and stroke prevention.  Available on the Cardiovascular Health Website at: http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/moving_into_action.htm

    Time Critical Diagnosis
    Provides information on the TCD system in Missouri, a comprehensive, coordinated statewide and regional network that delivers emergency medical care for trauma, stroke and ST-elevation myocardial infarction under one banner rather than through three separate systems.

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