Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction
Cardiovascular disease, or CVD, accounts for 1 in 3 U.S. deaths and disproportionately contributes to reduced life expectancy for Latinos.
In Sonoma County, more than 30 percent of all deaths are due to CVD and is the leading cause of preventable deaths for people under age 65.
Risk Factors and Prevention
CVD risk factors include hypertension, smoking, poor diet, and lack of physical activity. We can prevent hundreds of heart attacks and strokes in Sonoma County by:
Educating the community about the risks of high blood pressure and lifestyle choices, and their connection to heart disease.
Adopting common guidelines and shared best practices among primary care providers to:
- DETECT heart disease much earlier through better screening
- CONNECT patients and clients to community-based resources to help them quit smoking and make healthier choices, and
- CONTROL their blood pressure through proven treatments.
Published on August 1, 2017
The “It’s Up to Us” media campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of blood pressure control for heart health.
Management of Adult Hypertension Guidelines