Resource Links

Resource Links

The following organizations provide public and professional education, programs, and resources for cardiovascular disease and stroke. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list but provides a sampling of what is already available from credible sources. Before selecting and using any program, seek information regarding the efficacy or adaptability of the program for your intended population.

State Links and Worksite Wellness Challenges

Work Well Texas!

Texas Diabetes Program

Obesity Prevention Program

Texas Education Agency Approved Coordinated School Health Programs

TEXERCISE – statewide fitness campaign developed by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)

Lighten Up Texas – worksite weight loss team competition

Walk Across Texas!


American Heart Association Links and Resources

American Heart Association
American Stroke Association
Health Tips to Control Cholesterol
Acute Stroke Treatment Program serves as a hospital-based guide for primary stroke centers 
Power to End Stroke is an education and awareness campaign that embraces and celebrates the culture, energy, creativity and lifestyles of Americans
Mission: Lifeline offers guidelines for timely STEMI treatment for healthcare providers 
Heartsaver®  CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult
CPR Anytime – general public training program 

National Resources and Programs

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Guide to Community Preventive Services – guide to evidence-based practices 
Heart Healthy and Stroke Free – creating social environment changes 
Successful Business Strategies to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke Toolkit – making the business case 
Promoting Physical Activity: A Guide for Community Action 
Million Hearts® National initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017
Brain Attack Coalition Guidelines and resources for stroke initiatives
Healthy People 2020
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure With DASH 
Wellness Councils of America
Project ImPACT National initiative that aims to improve care for patients with diabetes through community-based interdisciplinary teams that include pharmacists
Older Adult’s Health and Age Related Changes: Reality Versus Myth
Department of Health and Human Services
Healthy Aging Podcasts:
Do You Know Your Cholesterol Levels? (English and Spanish) (PDF):