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Inclusive Design Process and Extensive Promotion and Support Generate Widespread Use of Health Information Exchange, Leading to Improvements in Health Outcomes 09/17/14

The Quality Health Network used an inclusive design process and invested significant time and resources in promoting and supporting use of its health information exchange, which serves patients...

Nurses Provide Free Health and Safety Screenings on Farms, Leading to Better Eating Habits and Cholesterol Levels, and to High Attendance at Followup Appointments 05/25/12

The Rural Health Initiative (a nonprofit agency) sends registered nurses with farming backgrounds to farms in three Wisconsin counties to provide free preventive health and occupational safety...

Statewide Screening of Fifth Graders Leads to Identification and Treatment of Those With Genetic Predisposition to Early-Onset Heart Disease 10/19/10

The Children's High Cholesterol program, part of the CARDIAC Project, screens fifth graders in West Virginia for high cholesterol and other factors that can lead to early onset of heart disease...

Public Health-Led Disease Management Programs Improve Outcomes for Individuals With Diabetes and Children With Asthma 01/25/08

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services implemented disease management programs for uninsured and underinsured, low-income patients with diabetes, asthma, and heart failure who have...

QualityTools

The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard: An Assessment Tool for Employers To Prevent Heart Disease, Stroke, and Related Health Conditions 12/10/13

This tool is designed to help employers assess the extent to which they have applied evidence-based health promotion interventions in their worksites to prevent heart disease, stroke, and related conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and...

The Community Health Worker's Sourcebook: A Training Manual for Preventing Heart Disease and Stroke 08/27/12

This sourcebook serves as an instruction manual for training community health workers and as a reference and a resource for community health workers working with community members in preventing heart disease and stroke. The sourcebook contains a...

Cardiovascular Diseases: Patient Brochures and Clinician Fact Sheets 07/23/09

These brochures for patients and fact sheets for health care providers explain the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for several cardiovascular diseases.

For patients:

  • High blood pressure
  • High...
Questions and Answers About the New Food Label: Saturated Fat, Trans Fat, and Cholesterol 12/17/07

This tool presents questions and answers about the new food label with regard to saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol.

Topics addressed include:

  • Information about trans fat
  • Heart disease and saturated fat, trans...
National Cholesterol Education Program, Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III) At-A-Glance: Quick Desk Reference 12/17/07

This tool is designed to help clinicians implement the National Cholesterol Education Program’s clinical guidelines for cholesterol testing and management. Based on the Third Report of the Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of...

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