What We Do
“What we do to promote cardiovascular health…”
We work with Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) and health care providers on promoting team-based care and quality improvement in order to prevent and manage cardiovascular disease. Specific efforts are made to:
- Diagnose, reduce and control high blood pressure.
- Prevent reoccurrence of cardiovascular events.
- Promote lifestyle interventions aimed at improving nutrition, increasing physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight.
We provide leadership and guidance in supporting the Justus-Warren Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Task Force. The Task Force and its Stroke Advisory Council carry out legislatively mandated functions in planning and coordinating activities to address policy, environmental and systems-level change supportive of cardiovascular health and disease prevention. We assist the Task Force in actively pursuing partnerships and resources to promote the implementation of The NC Plan for Prevention and Management of Heart Disease and Stroke 2012-2017. For more information about heart disease, stroke and the Task Force, please visit www.StartWithYourHeart.com or email email@example.com.