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Clinical Community Linkages

This page provides an overview of various resources and tools that community members can utilize to learn more about preventing cardiovascular disease and hypertension (high-blood pressure).

Get with the Guidelines - 360

Get With The Guidelines® - 360° is a 2 year, 3-market quality improvement collaborative focused on transforming the heart failure system of care in metropolitan Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Louis.

Heart Attack Risk Calculator

This calculator was developed by the American Heart Association for consumers to estimate their 10-year risk of heart attack or dying from coronary heart disease and what they can do about it.

US Preventive Services – Recommendations for Primary Care Practice

Recommendations are based on a rigorous review of existing peer-reviewed evidence and are intended to help primary care clinicians and patients decide together whether a preventive service is right for a patient's needs. The recommendations apply only to people who have no signs or symptoms of the specific disease or condition under evaluation.

The Guide to Community Preventive Services - Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Control

The Community Guide is a free resource to help clinicians and local health departments choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in their local community.

Illinois WISEWOMAN

The WISEWOMAN (Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for WOMen Across the Nation) program focuses on reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors among high-risk women. Addressing risk factors such as high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, obesity, inactivity, diabetes, and smoking greatly reduces a woman’s risk of CVD-related illness and death.

Million Hearts®

Million Hearts® 2022 is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes within 5 years. It focuses on implementing a small set of evidence-based priorities and targets that can improve cardiovascular health for all.

Illinois Tobacco Quitline 1-866-QUIT-YES (1-866-784-8937)

This FREE resource is for tobacco users who want to permanently quit smoking. A team of registered nurses, respiratory therapists, and counselors are available 7 days a week 7AM-11PM to answer questions and provide support. Translation services are available in more than 200 languages.