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    Texas Heart Disease and Stroke Program
    Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section
    MC 1945
    PO Box 149347
    Austin, TX 78714-9347

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Texas Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Partnership

Purpose 

The Texas Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Partnership is a network of individuals and organizations with a shared vision of reducing the burden of heart disease and stroke in Texas.  The Partnership's aim is to assess the burden of disease in Texas, align activities with Texas Heart Disease and Stroke Program and Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke, and collaborate with partners from across the state to implement the goals and objectives of the Texas Plan to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke

Goal Committees
The Partnership formed four standing goal committees to address the goals and objectives of the Texas Plan.

The goal committees are:

  • Strategies that Support/Reinforce Healthy Behavior - To establish and promote environments that support the prevention of heart disease and stroke through healthy eating, daily physical activity, and tobacco-free lifestyles for all Texans, with an emphasis on access to resources and priority populations 
  • Texas Million Hearts®: Community Clinical Linkages Enhancement - To promote partnership between clinical and community groups in Texas to provide enhanced coordinated patient care
  • Texas Million Hearts®: Health Systems Intervention - To promote capacity and infrastructure changes within the healthy delivery system to effectively prevent, treat and manage heart disease and stroke for all Texans
  • Surveillance and Epidemiology - To collect, analyze, and disseminate comprehensive heart disease and stroke data that are readily available to assess, monitor, and describe the burden of heart disease and stroke in Texas
    *Note: Surveillance and epidemiology is embedded in all of the State Plan objectives, in order to inform priority areas and targets.
     

Partnership Activities

Annual Activities

Texas Check Your Blood Pressure Week – May 1-6 is Texas Check Your Blood Pressure Week.  The goal is to increase awareness of hypertension and provide resources to support organizations Check Your Blood Pressure Week activities.  

Past Activities

The Texas Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Partnership in collaboration with Piney Woods Regional Advisory Council (RAC-G) hosted Texas Hypertension Conference on Friday, September 22 in Tyler, TX.  The purpose of the conference is to increase awareness of hypertension and its risk factors, to educate on how to manage hypertension through lifestyle changes and to share best practices, strategies, and resources to support Texans in lowering blood pressure. 

Dr. Michael Rakotz, Vice President of Chronic Disease Prevention at American Medical Association will delivered the keynote, Improving Blood Pressure Control in Northeast Texas. 

Conference Agenda 

Conference Presentations (click below to view each presentation)

Keynote: Improving Blood Pressure Control in Northeast Texas

Pathophysiology of Hypertension & Hypertension Management

Hypertension: Role of Pharmacists

Community: Hypertension and Special Populations in East TX

Steps to Implementing an Organization Wide Hypertension Plan

Community Approaches to Addressing Hypertension

Community Health Workers in Clinical Setting


Community Health Workers: A Partner in Hypertension Control- The Texas Million Hearts® Community-Clinical Linkages Enhancement goal committee co-authored a white paper that describes the benefits of using community health workers (CHWs) in a primary care setting to improve hypertension control and other chronic conditions.  

Download the white paper, here.

Become a Member 

Are you interested in collaborating with individuals and organizations across the state to implement strategies to reduce heart disease and stroke in the state of Texas? Please email you contact information to be added to the distribution list.  


Brandy Lee, CHES
Brandy.Lee@dshs.state.tx.us
Texas Heart Disease and Stroke Program
Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention
Texas Department of State Health Services
P.O. Box 149347, MC 1945
Austin, TX 78714-9347 
Fax: 512-776-7254



Last updated May 18, 2018