Care Process Algorithms Improve Continuation of Beta Blockers During Perioperative Period
Clinicians follow algorithms that lay out a standardized process for ensuring that surgical inpatients and outpatients receive beta blockers as appropriate, leading to near universal compliance with recommended therapy.
Faith-Based Exercise Program Increased Physical Activity in Older African-American Women
A faith-based exercise program run through churches increased levels of physical activity and reduced blood pressure and pain levels in older African-American women.
Insurer Provides Financial Incentives, Infrastructure, and Other Support To Stimulate Provider Participation in Quality Improvement Collaborations
A large insurer offers financial incentives and other support to provider-led quality improvement collaborations, leading to high levels of provider participation, higher quality, lower costs, and a positive return on investment.
Multistakeholder, Community-Wide Collaborative Prevents Disease and Promotes Health
A multistakeholder, community-wide collaborative offers employer-based health and productivity management programs, along with targeted, community-focused chronic disease prevention programs.
Statewide Screening of Fifth Graders Leads to Identification and Treatment of Those With Genetic Predisposition to Early-Onset Heart Disease
Screening of fifth graders in West Virginia identifies those with a genetic predisposition that can lead to early onset of heart disease and other health risks, with those identified (and their family members) receiving treatment for the condition. The program has screened 100,000 fifth graders and secured treatment for the vast majority of those identified as being at risk.
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Act in Time to Heart Attack Signs
This Web site is part of a campaign to increase awareness of the need to act quickly when someone may be having a heart attack.
High Blood Cholesterol: What You Need to Know
This fact sheet explains the risks of having a high blood cholesterol level and provides guidance on lowering high blood cholesterol.
Read the Food Label
This fact sheet provides information about reading food labels to find foods that are lower in sodium.
Tips to Help You Remember to Take Your Blood Pressure Drugs
This fact sheet provides 11 tips to help patients remember to take their blood pressure medications.
Your Heart, Your Life: A Lay Health Educator's Program
The Your Heart, Your Life program for lay health educators can help them learn about heart health and how to teach others.