5184.0 Controlling risk for CVD

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Cardiovascular diseases are the world’s largest killers, claiming 17.1 million lives a year. Yet heart attacks and strokes are largely preventable. This session foruces on risk reduction and management strategies aimed at reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with CVD.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe qualities of a successful preventive CVD program. 2. Discuss systems-level strategies for change to reduce CVD.
Robin A. Meleski, MPH, CHES

Problem-solving intervention to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease in adults with complicated lives: Cardiovascular Health Intervention Research and Translation Network
Lucinda L. Bryant, PhD, Thomas C. Keyserling, MD, MPH, Maihan B. Vu, DrPH, MPH, Christa Ice, PhD, Colleen McMilin, MPH and Janie M. Leary, BSW, MPH
Development of an ecologically- oriented cardiovascular disease prevention and control intervention in El Paso, Texas
Sherrie Wise, MPH, Hector Balcazar, MS, PhD, Joe Rodriguez, BS, Diana Hastings, BS, Lorraine Hernandez, MS, CHES, Leticia Flores, MPH, María Duarte-Gardea, PhD, RD and Esperanza Vasquez, CHW

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)