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Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program

Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of death in Mississippi, accounting for over a third of all deaths in the state. Mississippi's CVD mortality rate remains the highest in the nation.

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About the Program

Our mission is to implement heart disease and stroke prevention interventions to reduce morbidity, mortality, and related health disparities. The Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention staff addresses this mission by working with partners to educate, implement policy, and make system changes to increase heart disease and stroke prevention with emphasis on our six program priority areas.

Priorities

  • Control high blood pressure (hypertension) and high cholesterol
  • Education on signs and symptoms and the importance of calling 9-1-1
  • Improve emergency response
  • Improve quality of care
  • Eliminate health disparities
  • Focusing on the health care and worksite settings

Activities

  • Develop and coordinate partnerships
  • Develop scientific capacity to define the cardiovascular disease problems
  • Develop an inventory of policy and environmental strategies
  • Develop or update State Plan
  • Provide training and technical assistance
  • Develop population-based strategies
  • Develop culturally-competent strategies for priority populations

Contact

Contact us at:

MSDH Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program
Office of Preventive Health
715 Pear Orchard Road - Plaza I
Ridgeland, MS 39157
601-206-1559

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Mississippi State Department of Health 570 East Woodrow Wilson Dr Jackson, MS 39216 866-HLTHY4U web@HealthyMS.com
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