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Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

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Program Overview

In Ohio, heart disease and stroke are the first- and fourth-leading causes of death, respectively, for both men and women. In fact, cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for 37 percent of all deaths in Ohio, while stroke is the leading cause of serious long-term disability in adults. The Ohio Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (HDSP) Program supports CVD risk reduction activities through a variety of initiatives designed to reduce death and disability from heart disease and stroke.

 

Program Objectives

  • Build capacity by facilitating statewide collaboration among organizations and ODH programs.
  • Build capacity by facilitating statewide collaboration among organizations and ODH programs.
  • Develop, update and implement a comprehensive state plan.
  • Define the burden of heart disease and stroke in Ohio.
  • Identify culturally appropriate approaches designed to eliminate disparities in heart disease and stroke incidence and mortality
 

Program Highlights

The 2nd edition of The Ohio Plan to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke, developed with the involvement of 27 member agencies from the Ohio Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Council, was completed in 2009. The Plan outlines comprehensive population-based objectives and strategies that address primary and secondary prevention, disparities and priority populations, a framework for data collection and evaluation of outcomes.

The HDSP Program facilitates the Ohio Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Council whose mission is to guide, promote and participate in the strategic planning process, champion the implementation of the Ohio Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Plan and aid in the development of a statewide stroke system of care.

 

 

En Español 

The Burden of Heart Disease Report, published in 2009, and the Burden of Stroke Report, published in 2007 with a 2nd edition scheduled for 2012, are comprehensive surveillance reports that describe the impact of heart disease and stroke on Ohioans. The reports document the magnitude of heart disease and stroke as a public health problem, help identify the existing capabilities and limitations for CVD treatment and prevention, and identify issues and needs in Ohio's system of care that have an impact on quality of life and premature death and disability from heart disease and stroke between different populations in Ohio.

Ohio is one of six states funded by the CDC to establish the statewide Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Registry to measure, track and improve acute stroke care in hospitals. The long-term goal of Ohio Coverdell, established in 2007, is to ensure that Ohioans receive the highest quality acute stroke care currently available and to reduce the number of untimely deaths attributable to stroke, prevent stroke-related disability and prevent stroke patients from suffering recurrent strokes.

In 2008, Ohio received additional funding from CDC to establish a stroke telemedicine network in underserved regions of the state. The goal of this project is to link a Joint Commission-certified primary stroke center to smaller rural hospitals and provide rapid access via an Internet connection to real-time acute stroke treatment for residents of rural counties.

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Mailing Address:

Ohio Department of Health
Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program
246 North High Street, 8th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: 614-466-2144
Fax: 614-564-2409
Email: HealthyOhio@odh.ohio.gov

Last Reviewed 04/21/2014