AHA Guide for Improving CV Health at the Community Level, 2013 Update

Updated:Mar 25,2013
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American Heart Association Guide for Improving Cardiovascular Health at the Community Level, 2013 Update: A Statement for Public Health Practitioners, Healthcare Providers, and Health Policy Makers

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  • Provides a comprehensive inventory of evidence-based goals, strategies, and recommendations for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke prevention that can be implemented on a community level.
  • Improves upon the 2003 AHA Community Guide by: 
    1. Incorporating new evidence for community interventions gained over the last decade,
    2. Expanding the target audience to include a broader range of community advocates,
    3. Aligning with the concepts and terminology of the AHA 2020 Impact Goals, and
    4. Recognizing the contributions of new public and private sector programs involving community interventions.



    Read the full article in Circulation
    Circulation. 2013: published online before print March 21, 2013, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31828f8a94.

Supporting Materials
  • Commentary: AHA Guide for Improving Cardiovascular Health at the Community Level; A Call to Action for Healthcare Providers, Public Health Practitioners and Policy Makers by Eileen M. Stuart-Shor, PhD, ANP, FAHA
  • Commentary: Sustaining the CVD Victories of the Past by Rededicating Commitment to Community Intervention by George Howard, DrPH, FAHA
  • Top 10 Things To Know
  • Slide Set 
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