The Texas Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke
Partnership is a network of individuals and organizations working to assess the
current state of the public health infrastructure in support of heart disease and
stroke prevention in Texas; determine gaps and needs within the infrastructure; to build
capacity; and develop a coordinated, collaborative and comprehensive statewide plan
of action to implement evidence prevention strategies to improve the quality
of life among Texans. The Partnership will advance the goals of the Texas Plan to Reduce Cardiovascular
Disease and Stroke.
To participate in the Partnership, download the Partner Profile, complete and return to Brandy Lee at Brandy.Lee@dshs.state.tx.us.
The Partnership formed four standing goal committees to address the goals and objectives of the Texas Plan.
The goal committees are:
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
- 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
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.
Texas Million Hearts® Community-Clinical Linkages Enhancement developed a white paper that describes the
benefit of using Community Health Workers (CHWs) to improve hypertension control using data
Download the white paper, here.
Texas, Check Your Blood
Pressure Week - The purpose of this
initiative is to highlight organizations' and communities' work related to
hypertension. Our goal is to increase awareness of hypertension and
related risk factors, and promote partnership between community and clinical
partners to improve the effective prevention, treatment and management of
hypertension in Texas.
To request a copy of the
hypertension presentation, contact Brandy Lee at Brandy.Lee@dshs.state.tx.us
Texas Plan to Reduce
Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke (fourth Edition) - The Plan provides an
overview of the current state of cardiovascular disease and stroke in Texas and
identifies priority objectives for organizations to incorporate into their
strategic plan. The plan includes summary
findings from the heart disease and stroke prevention system assessment, as
well as information on mortality, morbidity, prevalence, and related risk
factors. A copy of the Plan is available for download, here.
Become a Member
Are you interested in joining a network
implementing strategies to reduce heart disease and stroke in the state of
the Texas Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Member Profile and email your
information or print the form and fax or mail to:
Heart Disease and Stroke Program
Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention
Department of State Health Services
Box 149347, MC 1945