Slide Sets

Presentations delivered by Center staff, at Center events, or related to the Center’s work

COVID-19 Updates: Cases and Deaths by U.S. State and Region

This slide deck provides statistics for the total number of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and cases per 100,000 people by U.S. state and region. The statistics are updated on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week.

Today’s Update Previous Updates

Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics – 2020 Update (2020)

This slide set provides an overview of key information and new data from the AHA’s statistical update for 2020.

View the Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics PDF

2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Executive Summary (2019)

This slide set is adapted from the 2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Executive Summary, which consolidates recommendations for the primary prevention of atherosclerotic CVD. The guideline covers aspirin use, tobacco use, nutrition and diet, exercise and physical activity, assessment of social determinants of health, team-based care, shared decision-making, and other factors that affect CVD risk.

Download the 2019 Prevention Guidelines Slide Set PDF

2018 Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol (2018)

This slide set is adapted from the 2018 AHA/ACC/AACVPR/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/ADA/AGS/APhA/ASPC/NLA/PCNA Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol: Executive Summary.

2018 Cholesterol Guideline Slide Set PDF

2006-2017 Mortality Data for Total Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, & Coronary Heart Disease (2017)

This slide set illustrates age-adjusted 2007-2016 mortality rates for total cardiovascular disease, stroke, and coronary heart disease. For each of these three categories, data are displayed for the total population and by race and ethnicity; actual rates are also compared to rates that correspond with progress toward achievement of the AHA’s 2020 Impact Goal to reduce mortality from these diseases by 20 percent.

2006-2017 Mortality Data Slide Set PDF   2006-2017 Mortality Data Slide Set PDF With Notes

2017 Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults (2017)

This slide set is adapted from the 2017 ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/ NMA/PCNA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults.

2017 Hypertension Guideline Slide Set PDF

Optimizing Heart Health in the Workplace: Opportunities and Challenges (2017)

This presentation about measuring program quality and workforce health was delivered at the HERO Forum ‘17. The AHA presented alongside Baptist Health South Florida and the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. at the forum.

Optimizing Heart Health in the Workplace Slide Set PDF

Cardiovascular Disease: A Costly Burden for America (2017)

This slide set highlights findings from the AHA’s report “Cardiovascular Disease: A Costly Burden for America, Projections Through 2035.

Cardiovascular Disease: A Costly Burden for America Slide Set PDF

Employee Health Survey (2016)

This presentation describes the purpose, methods, results, and key takeaways for the 2016 employee health survey conducted by Nielsen on behalf of the AHA.

Employee Health Survey 2016 PDF

Second Annual Workplace Health Summit (2016)


Do Workplace Wellness Programs Work? Preview of presentation slidesPresenter: Ron Z. Goetzel, PhD, Johns Hopkins University & Truven Health Analytics
In his presentation, Dr. Goetzel presents the business case for adopting evidence-based, comprehensive and well-resourced workplace health programs and reviews value-on-investment (VOI) approaches to assess workplace programs in contract to the traditional return-on-investment (ROI).

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HealthLinks: Evidence-Based Health Promotion for Small Worksites - Preview of presentation slidesPresenter: Peggy Hannon, PhD, MPH, University of Washington

Dr. Hannon presents results from a study of HealthLinks that includes 72 small worksites in low-wage industries and discusses the applicability of HealthLinks strategies to other workplace wellness interventions for small worksites.

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A Move from Passive to Proactive Wellness Presentation Slides - Preview of presentation slidesPresenter: Franck LaBiche, Laitram, LLC
Mr. LaBiche presents an overview of how Laitram addressed rising medical spending through a proactive wellness program that engages and creates accountability for its plan members.

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Reducing Health Disparities in the Workforce: a Focus on Health Equity - Preview of presentation slidesPresenter: Mahasin Mujahid, PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Mujahid presents on approaches to reducing health disparities and addressing health equity in the workforce.

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Optimizing Cardiovascular Health in Employee Population - Preview of presentation slidesPresenter: Khurram Nasir, MD, MPH, Baptist Health Medical Group

This presentation describes the journey taken by the Baptist health medical Group to apply Life’s Simple 7 – the American Heart Association definition of ideal heart health.

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Health, Wellness & the Multi-Generational Workforce - Preview of presentation slidesPresenter: Deana Percassi, Nielsen

This presentation provides insights from a new AHA CEO Roundtable and Nielsen Study highlighting the role that sleep, stress and well-being play among employees.

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Health & Wellness In Remote Populations - Preview of presentation slidesPresenter: Noel Ryan, MEd, Chevron

This presentation explores how Chevron has taken a multi-year approach to a business opportunity that enables fitness for duty in a remote workforce working on offshore oil production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico region.

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A Healthy Approach to Care Transformation - Preview of presentation slidesPresenter: Jeff L. Soileau, MS, Franciscan Health and Wellness Services

Mr. Soileau presents on an evidence-based, hands-on approach to health and well-being, which leverages key principles of population health and fosters collaboration between employers and health care providers.

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An Employer Challenge: Wage Status and Healthcare Utilization Patterns - Preview of presentation slidesPresenter: Bruce Sherman, MD, FCCP, FACOEM, Xerox

This session presents new data regarding healthcare utilization patterns across the wage spectrum, identifying new opportunities for benefits design innovation.

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Being Strategic and Employee Centered in Supporting Small and Mid-Sized Healthy Workplaces - Preview of presentation slidesPresenter: Paul Terry, PhD, HERO

This presentation provides an introduction to healthy approaches to care transformation.

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American Heart Association: Advocate at Work - Preview of presentation slidesPresenter: Teresa Taylor-Dusharm, MS, Advocate Health Care

This presentation provides an overview of key critical success factors implemented to maximize employer health outcomes at Advocate Health Care, the largest health system in Illinois.

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The AHA 2020 Impact Goal and Metrics for Defining Cardiovascular Health (2010)

This slide set summarizes the AHA’s 2020 Impact Goal and the metrics defining cardiovascular health, which will be used to measure goal achievement.

New Goal Concepts PDF