Health department addresses burden of heart disease, stroke
NASHVILLE -- The Tennessee Department of Health, in association with the American Heart Association, has developed a comprehensive strategy to address the burden of heart disease and stroke in Tennessee.
The Tennessee Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and Care Plan presents health care providers, community leaders, business organizations, school officials and individuals throughout the state with a road map for action to reduce disability and death from heart disease and stroke.
"Heart disease and stroke take a deadly toll on our state, and claim thousands of Tennessee lives every year," said Commissioner of Health Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN. "We know lifestyle choices such as smoking, poor nutrition and lack of exercise, contribute to these diseases. The good news is that there are simple steps each of us can take to help reduce our risk of developing these conditions. This new plan is a tool that can help put us all on the path to longer, healthier lives."
TDOH and the American Heart Association are working together as strategic partners to effectively address the burden of heart disease and stroke in Tennessee. The goals of the Tennessee Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and Care Plan are to...for the rest of this informative story pick up a copy of the Marshall County Tribune.