Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention
The Kentucky Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (KHDSP) Program exists to promote the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by creating public awareness of opportunities to prevent and lessen the impact of these diseases on the public’s health. The program focuses on encouraging the prevention of CVD risk factors, controlling existing risk factors, referrals for treatment & management options, as well as promoting healthy lifestyles.
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in Kentucky and the United States.
The Kentucky Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program, through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), set out to address these health issues by focusing on the CDC’s priority areas for heart disease and stroke:
- Prevent and control high blood pressure
- Prevent and control high blood cholesterol
- Eliminate health disparities
- Improve emergency response
- Improve quality of heart disease and stroke care
- Increase knowledge of signs and symptoms for heart attack and stroke and the importance of calling 911.
For more information call (270) 686 – 7747 ext. 3074 or 3018