Moving into Action: Promoting Heart-Healthy and Stroke-Free Communities

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Moving into Action: Promoting Heart-Healthy and Stroke-Free Communities

Description

Moving into Action is a series of policy action items designed to help governors, State legislators, local officials, employers, and health care leaders promote heart-healthy and stroke-free communities. Each action suggests ways to encourage general interest and awareness of these health issues and specific policies that promote healthy behaviors and reduce risks associated with heart disease and stroke.

The policy actions revolve around five central themes:

  • Demonstrating leadership
  • Implementing policies and incentives to make healthy choices the easy choices
  • Promoting coverage for and use of preventive health services
  • Implementing life-saving improvements in health services and medical response
  • Using authority to strengthen State efforts to address heart disease and stroke

Developer:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Funding Sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

History

Release Date: 2006
Original Summary: January 2007
Last Updated: 03/07/12

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