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


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 variety of handouts, which are appropriate for community health workers to use as tip sheets and to give to community members as aids for understanding and living with heart disease and stroke disability.

The sourcebook is divided into the following 15 chapters, each containing an overview, lesson, and summary:
  1. Heart disease and stroke overview
  2. Stroke
  3. Heart attack
  4. Heart failure
  5. Atrial fibrillation
  6. Depression and stress
  7. High blood pressure
  8. High blood cholesterol
  9. Diabetes
  10. Talking to your doctor
  11. Taking medicine
  12. Healthy eating and weight control
  13. Physical activity
  14. Tobacco control
  15. Children and teens
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  • Release Date: 08/2011
  • Original Summary: 08/2012
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Last updated: April 09, 2014.