Heart & Stroke
Although heart disease and stroke mortality rates have declined dramatically over the past 50 years, heart disease remains the number one cause of death, and stroke the fifth leading cause of death in Michigan and across the United States. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for both heart disease and stroke, and 1 in 3 Michiganders has high blood pressure. The Heat Disease and Stroke Prevention Unit strives to create a heart-healthy and stroke-free Michigan by supporting and promoting programs to increase physical activity, healthy eating and smoke free lifestyles, while reducing health disparities, and preventing and controlling other cardiovascular disease risk factors. Check out the resources below, to support your patients in taking action to decrease their risk of developing high blood pressure or heart disease, and their risk of stroke.
- Michigan High Blood Cholesterol University (HBCU) is a catalog of cholesterol resources, including several for health care professionals.
- High Blood Pressure University (HBPU) is a catalog of high blood pressure resources.
- Complete a self-paced, web-based training module to learn (or review) correct blood pressure measurement, documentation and interpretation.
For more information regarding heart disease and stroke prevention, please contact Jacqueline Humphrey, HDSP Unit Administrative Assistant at 517-241-5618.