HEART DISEASE AND STROKE PREVENTION PROGRAM
HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: GUIDELINES
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Find information on the latest clinical guidelines, toolkits, and more.

 
Clinical Guidelines  

JNC-7 Clinical Guidelines for Blood Pressure Treatment Express, Full Report
Clinical Guidelines for Blood Pressure Treatment in Children and Adolescents Full Report
ATP III Clinical Guidelines for Cholesterol Management Executive Summary, Full Report, Update

Get more information on the new JNC guidelines that will be available soon.

Our program also offers a manual on Adult Blood Pressure Measurement.

 
   
Clinical Blood Pressure Reminders  

Blood Pressure Classifications and Follow-up Recommendations
Blood Pressure Classifications and Follow-up Recommendations (Spanish)
Blood Pressure Measurement
Blood Pressure Measurement (Spanish)
Other Factors to Consider When Taking a Blood Pressure
Other Factors to Consider When Taking a Blood Pressure (Spanish)

 
 
Stroke Receiving Facilities Toolkit  

Toolkit CoverA Stroke Receiving Facility provides immediate and time‐critical care to stroke patients, including initial emergency evaluation and screening, stroke scale assessment and, if indicated, thrombolytic treatment. The Stroke Receiving Facilities Toolkit provides hospitals with the information and requirements they need to become a Stroke Receiving Facility.

Learn more and download the Stroke Receiving Facility Toolkit.

   
High Blood Pressure Health Plan Interventions  

Download the High Blood Pressure Health Plan Interventions poster.

 
   
Improving the Quality of Blood Pressure Control In Primary Care
A Handbook for Improvement Project Design and Provider Engagement
 

The handbook is a resource for Improving the Quality of Blood Pressure Control in Primary Care. It is structured to provide a consultative model that includes:

  • Step-by-step processes for designing an effective improvement project, understanding the science behind a clinical topic, and identifying areas of potential failure;
  • Techniques for engaging primary care practices throughout the improvement process;
  • Methods for analyzing clinical processes in general and in a specific practice; and
  • Examples and sample tools based on the Blood Pressure Management project focus.

Download the handbook.

   
Links  

A Population-Based Policy and Systems Change Approach to Prevent and Control Hypertension

   
. Brain Attack Coalition
The Brain Attack Coalition is a group of professional, voluntary, and governmental entities dedicated to reducing the occurrence, disabilities, and death associated with stroke. Find out how to join the coalition and share resources with other health professionals
   
 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Visit this sect of the National Institutes of Health’s site to review the latest research and funding opportunities for the fight against neurological disorders.

CDC's Community Guide
The CDC has gathered information on promising practices in several areas of health in order to help health professionals and community leaders promote health in their own communities.  Learn more about the project and CDC's recommendations.