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External link Women and Heart Disease: An Atlas of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mortality (Second Edition)
During the past 40 years, public health researchers have documented persistent geographic disparities in heart disease mortality in the United States. However, most of these studies have reported findings only for men. While there is growing awareness that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women, claiming over 372,000 lives in 1995 alone, few studies of heart disease in women have examined geographic disparities. Why is it critical to understand local geographic disparities in the burden of heart disease among women? We contend that health disparities among places reflect underlying inequalities in local social environments that make some communities more health-promoting than others.
External linkpdf file Fotonovela y Manual de prevención de enfermedades cardiovasculares
Esta fotonovela es una colección de cinco historias divertidas y breves sobre cómo prevenir las enfermedades del corazón. Cada historia incluye un manual para que los lectores escriban sus promesas personales de cuidar su salud cardiovascular y midan su progreso. 24 páginas. NIH Publication No.: 99-3646 (Spanish).
External link Latino Community Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Outreach Initiative
Focus Group Research Report

The Latino Community Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Outreach Initiative conducted seven focus groups among the Latino Population in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Topics included knowledge and attitudes about heart disease and its risk factors, media usage and preferences, and publication and material needs and preferences. This document describes the information gathered in these focus groups.
External link Bringing Heart Health to Latinos
This guide presents the basic steps for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating a community-based program to promote heart health among Latinos. Can be used by organizations and groups with varying levels of resources.
External linkpdf file Your Heart Your Life: A Lay Health Educator's Manual
A comprehensive culturally appropriate, user friendly 9-lesson course on heart-health education for the Latino community. Filled with skill-building activities, reproducible handouts, and idea starters. Cover, spine, and 3-hole punched text is ready to assemble in a 1 inch binder. 228 pages. NIH Publication Nos.: 99-3674 (English) and 00-4087 (Spanish).
External linkpdf file Cardiovascular Risk in the Vietnamese Community
This report presents focus group findings from interviews conducted in the Vietnamese community of Houston, Texas. The NHLBI worked in partnership with the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum and the Research and Development Institute to learn about the state of cardiovascular health knowledge and health behaviors of the Vietnamese. Other information presented in this report include strategies for developing culturally appropriate heart disease prevention programs as well as community health assessment tools. 66 pages.
External linkpdf file Cardiovascular Risk in the Filipino Community
This report presents focus group findings from interviews conducted in the Filipino communities of Daly City and San Francisco, California. The NHLBI worked in partnership with the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum and West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center to learn about the state of cardiovascular health knowledge and health behaviors of Filipinos. Other information presented in this report include strategies for developing culturally appropriate heart disease prevention programs as well as language-appropriate community health assessment tools. 86 pages.
External linkpdf file Filipinos Take It to Heart: A How-To Guide for Bringing Heart Health to Your Community
This guide provides tips and checklists on how to organize, market, implement, and evaluate a community-based program in any setting. Included in the guide are handouts, 30-minute slide presentation, and discussion questions on heart disease, its risk factors, and how to prevent the disease. Filipinos Take It to Heart can be your resource to help spread the word about how to improve heart health in the Filipino community. # 56-11N. 71 pages
External linkpdf file Addressing Cardiovascular Health in Asian American and Pacific Islanders: Background Report
This background paper provides an overview of cardiovascular disease and its associated risk factors among Asian American and Pacific Islanders. This background report was developed to examine the needs and opportunities for cardiovascular health promotion for AAPIs. It provides an overview of the status of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among AAPIs and shares knowledge gained from successful community-based projects across the country. 54 pages. NIH Publication No.: 00-3647.
Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) may receive 3 credit hours in category 1 by reading the Guide and completing the quiz.
External linkpdf file The Strong Heart Study Data Book
This data book contains data from the baseline examination on the prevalence of major risk factors of CVD in American Indian men and women ages 45-74 in the American Indian communities from the three centers that participate in the Strong Heart Study. The information is presented in six sections.
External linkpdf file Building Healthy Hearts for American Indians and Alaska Natives: Background Paper
This background paper provides an overview of cardiovascular diseases and its associated risk factors among American Indians and Alaska Native populations in the United States. It also discusses the lessons learned from community-based projects and recommends strategies for effective programs.
External linkpdf file Honoring the Gift of Heart Health: A Heart Health Educator's Manual for American Indians - Manual only
A comprehensive culturally appropriate, user-friendly 10 lesson course on heart-health education for the American Indian community. Filled with skill-building activities, reproducible handouts, and idea starters. Two appendices cover activities for training Heart Health Educators to implement the program, and An American Indian Family's Journey to heart health, told with heart healthy recipes for each family member's favorite foods. Cover, spine, and 3-hole punched text is ready to assemble in a 1-inch binder. NHLBI Publication No. 5218. 2003. 303 pages.
Additional Handouts:
  • American Indiansadobe acrobat file
  • Alaska Nativesadobe acrobat file

  • External linkpdf file Photonovella and CVD Prevention Workbook - "An Ounce of Prevention, a Guide to Heart Health"
    This photonovela is a simple, entertaining, and colorful cartoon style storybook with five brief stories on how to prevent heart disease. Each story includes a workbook segment to help the readers write down their personal pledges to improve their heart health and chart their own progress. 24 pages. NIH Publication No.: 99-3646 (Spanish).
    External linkpdf file Working with Religious Congregations
    This guide builds on lessons learned from church-based demonstration programs supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. It provides information about how to contact and recruit congregation members, train volunteer teams within congregations, implement effective cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention programs, sustain momentum for continued activity, and monitor and evaluate congregation-based programs. 32 pages. NIH Publication Number: 97-4058
    Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) may receive 3 credit hours in category 1 by reading the Guide and completing the quiz.
    External linkpdf file Report on Research in Coronary Heart Disease in Blacks
    This summary of the 1992 review of the state of knowledge concerning coronary heart disease in blacks includes research recommendations for NHLBI support and a bibliography on research areas. 108 pages. PB95-129037
    External linkpdf file Mobilizing African American Communities to Address Disparities in Cardiovascular Health
    This report summarizes a full-day workshop (September 2001) of presentations, testimonials and programming recommendations made by over 75 health, housing and social service providers, community health advocates, and public housing leaders and residents of Baltimore City. Cosponsored by the National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the Baltimore City Cardiovascular Health Partnership (BCCHP) partner institutions of Morgan State University Public Health Program, the Baltimore Field Office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, and the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, the purpose of this activity was to provide the BCCHP recommendations and strategies for implementing culturally and contextually appropriate community heart health education and outreach activities for black Americans living in public housing developments of Baltimore City. 64 pages. NIH Publication No. 02-5069.
    External linkpdf file Reference Card from the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC 7)
    New Hypertension Guidelines Quick Reference Card Will Stand Up to Thousands of Glances. Tack it on the records station bulletin board. Snap it on a clipboard. We've designed this card for the rush and punishment of the active clinic. The laminated card includes at-a-glance versions of essential JNC 7 evaluation changes, new treatment algorithm, and compelling indications for individual drug classes. Get this card for those who don't have time to stop to consult the Evidence Report during treatment hours. Reference Card from the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC7). 1 laminated card. NIH Publication No. 03-5231.
    External link Act in Time to Heart Attack Signs—Video (You will need RealPlayer to view this video)
    The dramatic, moving stories of three heart attack survivors and their families illustrate the importance of heeding heart attack warning signs and seeking medical care quickly. They vividly convey how a real heart attack may differ from the stereotypical "movie heart attack" and how getting immediate treatment can save lives. The warm and sympathetic narration by an emergency department physician explains what a heart attack is, the treatments that can save lives if given quickly, why many heart attack victims delay hours and even days in seeking care, and how to make a heart attack survival plan. Useful for health fairs, medical waiting rooms, community groups, and home viewing. 13 minutes. NIH Publication No.: 56-042N
    External linkpdf file Physician Quick Reference Card
    Use theT.I.M.E. Method To Help Make a Heart Attack Survival Plan -- This material is based on original content developed as part of the Rapid Early Action for Coronary Treatment (REACT) research program, funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.
    External linkpdf file Act in Time to Heart Attack Signs Small Group Session Lesson Plan
    The Lesson Plan is part of the Act in Time to Heart Attack Signs Small Group Session Kit. The Kit contains everything needed to plan and conduct a 1-hour small group session on heart attack survival. The lesson plan includes talking points, reproducible handouts, 22 overhead masters, tips on how to organize, publicize, and more.
    Another tool for the small group session are the 22 overhead masters, also available online as slides. You may download (save) the slides in Microsoft PowerPoint and PDF formats.

    External linkpdf file Act in Time to Heart Attack Signs - A Lay Health Educator's Manual
    Designed for easy use by promotores or professionals, this small group discussion plan contains everything needed to plan and conduct a one-hour small group session in English or Spanish on heart attack survival. Includes talking points, reproducible handouts, overhead masters, and more. Publication Number 56-112N, 2003. 40 pages.
    External link Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke Among American Indians and Alaska Natives (Full Report)
    Heart Disease Death Rates, 1996–2000 American Indians and Alaska Natives Ages 35 Years and Older, by County
    External link Heart Information Network - Nutrition Guide Exit Disclaimer
    This guide servers to educate and empower consumers and health care professionals to make dietary and lifestyle changes that will improve heart health.
    External link Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke Among American Indians and Alaska Natives
    Heart Disease Death Rates, 1996–2000 American Indians and Alaska Natives Ages 35 Years and Older, by County
    External link Men and Heart Disease: An Atlas of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mortality
    Men and Heart Disease: An Atlas of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mortality
    External link The Atlas of Stroke Mortality: Racial, Ethnic and Geographic Disparities in the United States
    The Atlas of Stroke Mortality: Racial, Ethnic and Geographic Disparities in the United States is the third in a series of CDC atlases related to cardiovascular disease, which have been published through a collaboration between CDC, West Virginia University, and the University of South Florida. This Atlas provides, for the first time, an extensive series of national and state maps that show local disparities in stroke death rates for the five largest racial and ethnic groups in the United States (i.e., American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asians and Pacific Islanders, blacks, Hispanics, and whites).
    External link The Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke
    An estimated 17 million people worldwide die of cardiovascular diseases, particularly heart attacks and strokes. Many of the risk factors for heart diseases and stroke are preventable or can be controlled, thereby reducing risk. To respond to population health challenges of the global epidemic of heart disease and stroke, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collaborated with the World Health Organization (WHO) to produce "The Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke."



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