hidden Assessing Prevalence and Trends in Obesity

Assessing Prevalence and Trends in Obesity

This report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examines the approaches to data collection, analysis, and interpretation that have been used in recent reports on obesity prevalence and trends at the national, state, and local level, and offers a framework for assessing these trends for policy making and program planning. Related Resources:

hidden State Cardiovascular Health Programs: Summary Report

State Cardiovascular Health Programs: Summary Report

This guide provides the American Heart Association’s recommendations for state health departments and CVD prevention and control programs to improve cardiovascular health in their jurisdictions. It focuses on expanding the capacity and reach of CVD prevention and control programming at the state level and suggests possible ways to help fund these initiatives.

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Best Practices for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Programs

This resource from the CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention provides summaries of the evidence behind 8 effective strategies, including evidence on health and economic impact and potential for reducing health disparities. It also offers information on strategy implementation, such as settings where the strategies have been successful, resources available to support and

hidden Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2017

Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2017

Each year, the American Heart Association (AHA), in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and other government agencies, brings together in a single document the most up-to-date statistics related to heart disease, stroke, and the factors in the AHA’s Life’s Simple 7, which include core health behaviors

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Tobacco Policy Summary

Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of death in the United States. Smoking is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths per year, which costs the country a staggering $289 billion in healthcare and lost productivity. Source: http://playbook.heart.org/index.php/resources/

hidden Tools of the Trade for Understanding Health Statistics

Tools of the Trade for Understanding Health Statistics

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has compiled a series of special reports that present and discuss the various statistical measurements, analytical methods, graphics, and data collection and processing methods commonly used with health statistics. The four categories of reports include statistical measurements, data analysis, charts and graphs, and data collection/processing. More Information