September is National Cholesterol Education Month
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
by: HHQI

Section: Quality and Educational Programming




Seventy-one million American adults have high cholesterol, and only one-third of them have the condition under control. With September being National Cholesterol Education Month, it’s the perfect time to emphasize the importance of regular screenings and lifestyle changes–such as eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and not smoking– that can prevent or treat high cholesterol.
 
To support providers’ efforts to educate patients on the importance of screenings and lifestyle changes, the American Heart Association offers many free downloadable resources, including:

These and other valuable evidence-based tools, resources, and information on cholesterol management and smoking cessation will be included in the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign’s Cardiovascular Health Part 2 Best Practice Intervention Package (BPIP). This BPIP will be available at www.HomeHealthQuality.orgon November 1, 2013.

In the meantime, you can download HHQI’s Cardiovascular Health Part 1 BPIPon appropriate aspirin therapy and blood pressure control now and watch HHQI’s Cardiovascular Health Improvement Initiative kick-off webinar.

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/Features/CholesterolAwareness/

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