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

 

November is National Eat Smart Month

 

Make healthier food choices easier by taking part in the American Heart Association’s Eat Smart Month.  Register here https://healthyforgood.heart.org/Eat-smart for a free Eat Smart Toolkit. Toolkits are available for workplaces, schools, communities, and individuals and contain education and helpful tips, such as:

Healthy Eating at Home

Cook in Color Recipes

Smart Shopping

Eat Smart While Dining Out

Ways to Reduce Sodium Intake

Healthy Lifestyle Recommendations

Healthy Worksite Food and Beverage Guidelines

The American Heart Association website also features information on understanding and controlling blood pressure, heart attack signs and symptoms, ways to increase physical activity, resources to help you quit smoking.

 

 

                         


 

 

 

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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