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One-pager of NC Resources
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These one-pagers, for patients and health care professionals, provide links to resources for
those dealing with heart disease and stroke.
A program designed to help people self-monitor their blood pressure and make healthy lifestyle changes to control high blood pressure.
Create a blood pressure monitoring station for your employees or congregants with just a little effort and some space.
High Blood Pressure Brochure –
English | Spanish
Know what high blood pressure is and ways to monitor and manage it. Read the High Blood Pressure Brochure.
The Health Care Provider Blood Pressure Refresher Course is an excellent resource for health care providers on current concepts in hypertension detection, evaluation and treatment.
Designed specifically for those in the dental care profession, this free curriculum teaches the basics of high blood pressure, the appropriate technique of recording blood pressure, and how to manage dental care in patients with high blood pressure.
Blood Pressure Web and TV advertisements available for free to promote blood pressure health.
Health Care Provider Blood Pressure Refresher
Learn proper protocol for taking blood pressure correctly and accurately. This short video shows proper techniques for blood pressure measurement and is especially useful as a refresher for midlevel health care providers and nonclinical community health workers.
Self-Monitoring Blood Pressure
Learn proper protocol for taking blood pressure correctly and accurately using an automatic blood pressure device. The video, produced by the Mayo Clinic, provides instruction for those who check their own blood pressure at home.
Visit the American Stroke Association website for information on warning signs and on life after stroke. There are resources for professionals and for consumers.
Take the American Stroke Association Superpower quiz to find out if you are a Stroke Hero.
Print stroke patient education handouts from the CDC Stroke and You series.
Division of Heart Disease and Prevention provides educational resources, infographics and resources on a variety of cardiovascular health topics.
Programs and tools for healthy eating and physical activity wherever people live, learn, earn, play and pray.
Specific data about heart and blood vessel disease in North Carolina. This was updated January 2019.
Specific data about hypertension in North Carolina. This was updated March 2018.
Walking tips, tools and guides for walkers, hikers and organizers.
Heart and Vascular Diseases Resources
Fact sheets and guides about heart and vascular diseases and risk factors.
Know Stroke Program
Resources to highlight the signs and symptoms of a stroke.
3rd edition of the state plan to address cardiovascular health factors.
Free cessation services to any North Carolina resident who needs help quitting tobacco use.
Brochure that describes what a stroke is, signs and symptoms, and emphasizes calling 911.
This guide is also available in Spanish.
Specific data about stroke in North Carolina. This was updated March 2018.
Comprehensive statewide plan to address stroke along the entire continuum of care.
Presentation with data and graphs to describe the impact of heart disease and stroke on people in North Carolina.
Resources to implement affordable and effective worksite wellness programs for small businesses.
This is the third comprehensive statewide plan to address these leading causes of illness and death since the North Carolina Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Task Force was established in 1995.
The Plan builds upon the progress made to reduce the number of people who have and/or die from heart disease and stroke. This would not be possible without the collaboration and leadership of partners and stakeholders across the state.
This is the first comprehensive statewide plan to address stroke along the entire continuum of care. The plan includes findings and recommendations for the following areas:
- Prevention/Public Awareness
- Pre-Hospital Care
- Acute/Subacute Care
- Recovery/Transitions of Care
This updated plan of action advocates for individual, organizational and government agency collaborations to address seven action priorities.
Environment Pollutant and Cardiovascular Health
Public health officials can use the resources in the Smoke Ready Toolbox to help educate the public about the risks of smoke exposure and actions people can take to protect their health
The Guide is an easy-to-use source of information that outlines whose health is most affected by wildfire smoke, how to reduce exposure to smoke, what public health actions are recommended, and how to communicate air quality to the public.
This course is designed for family medicine physicians, internists, pediatricians, occupational and rehabilitation physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, asthma educators, pulmonary specialists, cardiologists, and other medical professionals.
for Air Quality Notifications
This toolkit from the EPA has resources for both clinicians and patients that explain how air pollution can trigger heart attacks and strokes and worsen heart conditions in people with known heart disease.
The EPA is raising awareness of heart disease and its link to air pollution and other environmental factors as a partner in Million Hearts, a national initiative to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
This website for citizen scientists and researchers with information on how to select and use air sensor technology.
This guide outlines the steps for establishing a legislative task force including membership, meeting format, committee structure and potential activities.
This guide outlines the steps for hosting a heart health day for legislators and partners.
Prevention and Management Resources
This trifold card can be professionally printed for pharmacists to use with customers that may be at risk for high blood pressure.
Real-time online weight management program that uses strategies proven to work for individuals who want to lose weight, maintain a healthy weight, and/or learn healthier lifestyle habits.
This handout/poster describes the effect high blood pressure can have and includes/serves as a checklist for potential risk factors.
This is also available in Spanish.
Resources to Implement affordable and effective worksite wellness programs for small businesses.
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