Maryland Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (HDSP) Program
February is National Heart Month, and unfortunately, most of us know someone who has had heart disease or stroke. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States; one in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day. These conditions are also leading causes of disability preventing people from working and enjoying family activities. Participate in a Maryland Heart Month Event near you to learn more!
The Maryland Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (HDSP) Program seeks to reduce the morbidity and mortality of heart disease and stroke, which are the first and third leading causes of death in Maryland. Specifically, the program is implementing components of the Maryland Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and Control Plan through:
- Implementing the Maryland Million Hearts Initiative;
- Improving high blood pressure medication adherence among diabetic patients at select Federally Qualified Health Centers;
- Promoting medication therapy management;
- Improving emergency response by providing stroke continuing education modules to Maryland jurisdiction 9-1-1 operation centers in partnership with the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS);
- Implementing work site wellness initiatives and;
- Promoting patient self management education
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Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control
201 W. Preston Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Adelline Ntatin, MPH, MBIM, MA
The information presented here was adapted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The images are taken from the CDC/Public Health image library.