Cardiovascular Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity

 
The goal of the Cardiovascular Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity Section is to prevent and reduce heart disease, stroke and obesity for all Michigan residents.logo
 
Vision: A heart-healthy and stroke-free Michigan.
 

Mission: Create a heart-healthy and stroke-free Michigan by increasing physical activity and healthy eating, reducing health disparities, and preventing and controlling other cardiovascular disease risk factors.

Our vision and mission will be met through integrated efforts on education, policy and environmental change focused on the following:

  • Increasing awareness and control of high blood pressure among adults

  • Increasing the quality of stroke care among adults

  • Increasing the number of youth, adults and families who have access to healthy foods

  • Increasing fruit and vegetable consumption among youth, adults and families

  • Increase the number of youth, adults and families participating in regular physical activity

  • Addressing the social determinants of health, increasing health equity and reducing health disparities among high risk populations

 

 

 

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May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Did you know that regular physical activity increases your chances of living a longer, healthier life? It also reduces your risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and some types of cancer. Yet in Michigan only about 20% of adults and 30% of youth grades 9-12 reported getting an adequate amount of recommended physical activity.  

Regular physical activity is good for everyone's health, and people of all ages and body types can be physically active. 

Join us this month and take the pledge to live a healthier lifestyle!

       
Participate in an event
 

May is Bike Month

Bike to Work Week:  May 15-19, with Bike to Work Day on May 19.

     

    

Bike to School Day

All Children Exercise Simultaneously (ACES) and Bike to School Day—May 10th

 

 

Fact Sheets:
Oral Health and Cardiovascular Disease 2015 Fact Sheet This Fact Sheet is a great resource for professionals. It contains studies and associations between cardiovascular health and oral health, Michigan specific statistics on cardiovascular disease prevalence among adults by dental visit as well as prevention efforts.

 

Cardiovascular Disease in Michigan February 2015 update. This Fact Sheet is a great resource for professionals and patients alike. Statistical facts about high blood pressure, cholesterol and obesity and their risk factors are summarized.

 
HDSP Highlights, Accomplishments, Updates  
Health Statistics and Reports
             

 Cardiovascular Health, Nutrition and
 Physical Activity Section
109 W. Michigan Ave., P.O. Box 30195
Lansing, Michigan 48909
517-335-8180
Fax: 517-335-9056
Teri Wilson, Section Manager

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