Resources by Disease Topic – Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Disease Best Practices
Urban Indian Health Institute

This user-friendly overview provides principles and best practices for clinical and community-based cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention and management. These principles were developed based on findings from a survey of Urban Indian Health Organizations and an extensive literature review of CVD practices in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. The information in this resource guide provides a foundation for improving the delivery of health care for urban AI/AN patients with CVD.

 

Honoring the Gift of Heart Health: A Heart Health Educator’s Manual for American Indians
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

A comprehensive culturally appropriate, user-friendly 10 lesson course on heart-health education for the American Indian community. Filled with skill-building activities, reproducible handouts, and idea starters. Two appendices cover activities for training Heart Health Educators to implement the program, and an American Indian Family’s Journey to heart health, told with heart healthy recipes for each family member’s favorite foods.

 

Honoring the Gift of Heart Health: A Heart Health Educator’s Manual for Alaska Natives
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

A comprehensive culturally appropriate, user-friendly 10 lesson course on heart-health education for the Native Alaskan community. Filled with skill-building activities, reproducible handouts, and idea starters. Two appendices cover activities for training Heart Health Educators to implement the program, and a Native Alaskan Family’s Journey to heart health, told with heart healthy recipes for each family member’s favorite foods.

 

Physical Activity Kit
Indian Health Service

The Physical Activity Kit (PAK) is based on best and promising practices to increase physical activity. The PAK toolkit can be used in schools, communities, worksites, Head Start programs, elderly centers, and youth programs. The goal of the PAK is to increase the time American Indians and Alaskan Natives spend in medium to high physical activity for all ages across the lifespan.

IHS Online Submission, Consultation, and Reporting (OSCAR) System
Indian Health Service

The IHS Online Submission, Consultation, and Reporting (OSCAR) system allows communities to submit and view information on evidence-based, best and promising practices, local efforts, resources and policies. You can search by region, health topic and/or key word.

American Indian and Alaska Native Heart Disease and Stroke Fact Sheet
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This fact sheet outlines some of the key findings about disparities in heart diseases and stroke among American Indians and Alaska Natives, important risk factors to control in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and a demographic overview of the AI/AN population.


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