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The Cardiovascular Health Program executes State-level actions to prevent and control heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other related risk factors. Through multi-sector partnerships, the program aims to increase linkages between clinical care and community resources that support chronic disease self-management. The program also implements strategies to increase access among District residents to evidence-based lifestyle change programs and increased opportunities for physical activity and healthier nutrition. In addition, the program works with health systems to implement quality improvement processes and interventions to improve the detection and management of patients with hypertension and pre-diabetes.
It is our goal to:
A= Aspirin therapy for appropriate populations;
B=Blood pressure control;
S= Sodium reduction and Smoking cessation.
The DC Cardiovascular Health Program supports the Million Hearts™ Initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years. Select the appropriate link below to visit that section of the Million Hearts website and declare your support and commitment to reaching this goal.
Select Sodium to read more information about lowering your risk of heart attack and stroke.