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 logo
Michigan residents.

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


Lift Every Baby... Oh, What a Joy

It's the 4th Annual Black Breastfeeding Week, and this year we are spotlighting the

sweet joy of family bonds and perseverance.

Top Five Reasons We Need A Black Breastfeeding Week

                                                                   1. High rates of black infant mortality

                                                         2. High rates of diet-related disease

                                                         3. Lack of diversity in lactation field

                                                         4. Unique cultural barriers among black women

                                                         5. Desert-Like Conditions in Our Communities


For more information on the mission in Michigan to reduce racial inequities in breastfeeding support for African Americans and for support, visit the Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association webpage!



         Image Credits: Michigan Women Infants and Children Program and

the Michigan Breastfeeding Network

Under Michigan law...

                                                              The Michigan Public Act 197 of 2014 disallows the denial

                                                              of goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages or

                                                              accommodations to a woman simply because she is

                                                              breastfeeding. Owners and operators may not post signs

                                                              prohibiting public nursing.



 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
Fax: 517-335-9056
Teri Wilson, Section Manager

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