Heart disease and stroke are part of a group of cardiovascular diseases.
Our Stand Against Heart Disease
Heart disease and stroke are the #1 and #3 killers of adult Texans according to the DSHS Chronic Disease Epidemiology Branch, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section.
Our job is to reduce death and disability caused by heart disease and stroke in Texas. We work with partners around the state to make sure heart disease and stroke remain a priority in health care, communities, and work sites.
We create statewide activities and programs to address risk factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, low physical activity, poor nutrition, and tobacco use.
- Texas Hypertension Control Movement
- Regional Hypertension Collaboratives
- Texas Hypertension Control Summit
- Medication Therapy Management
Learn more about each program's mission and how to get involved by visiting our Heart Disease and Stroke Program Grants and Projects page.