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.