The Nebraska Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program's mission is to promote the ABCS of clinical prevention (appropriate aspirin therapy, blood pressure control, cholesterol control, and smoking cessation).
The Nebraska Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program aims to prevent heart disease, heart attack, and stroke through public health strategies, policies, and education that promote:
Healthy environments and communities
Healthy lifestyles and behaviors leading to heart-healthy and stroke-free living and working conditions
Access to early, affordable, and effective detection and treatment of risk factors for heart disease and stroke
Improvement in the quality of care delivered for the ABCS of heart disease and stroke prevention
Increased clinical prevention of heart attack and stroke
Improved prescription adherence to appropriate medications for the ABCS of heart disease and stroke prevention
Million Hearts Campaign
Nebraska Heart Disease and Stroke State Plan 2007-2012
Assessment of Acute Stroke In Nebraska Hospitals Report
Nebraska Heart Truth Campaign
Act FAST Campaign
Order FREE Heart Disease and Stroke Educational Materials
Strategies include policy and environmental approaches or education and awareness supportive of the need for policy, environmental, and systems changes to support cardiovascular health.
The activities of the program focus on working with local/district health departments, communities, work-sites, faith organizations, schools, health care systems, voluntary organizations, state agencies, and other Health and Human Services System programs.
The program is federally funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- Statewide Heart Disease and Stoke Prevention Grant.