Cardiovascular Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity
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
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
Bike to Work Week: May 15-19, with Bike to Work Day on May 19.
All Children Exercise Simultaneously (ACES) and Bike to School Day—May 10th
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
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