The Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program aims to improve cardiovascular health, reduce the burden, and eliminate disparities associated with heart disease and stroke. Through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) called The National Cardiovascular Health Program, the program focuses on the following broad strategies:
- Track and Monitor Clinical and Social Services and Support Needs Measures Shown to Improve Health and Wellness, Health Care Quality, and Identify Patients at Highest Risk of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) with a Focus on Hypertension and High Cholesterol.
- Implement Team-Based Care to Prevent and Reduce CVD Risk with a Focus on Hypertension and High Cholesterol Prevention, Detection, Control, and Management through the Mitigation of Social Support Barriers to Improve Outcomes.
- Link Community Resources and Clinical Services that Support Bidirectional Referrals, Self-Management, and Lifestyle Change to Address Social Determinants that Put the Priority Populations at Increased Risk for Cardiovascular Disease with a Focus on Hypertension and High Cholesterol.
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The Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program is reflected in the South Dakota Department of Health Strategic Plan 2020-2025 — the vision is “Every South Dakotan Healthy and Strong.”