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Programs and Grants

The Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention Program implements several programs and grants to accomplish its work to reduce disease, disability and death related to heart disease, stroke and associated risk factors.

State Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) administers and manages the National Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention Grant.
  • Maintains and manages the infrastructure for a state-level program.
  • Provides leadership in cardiovascular health promotion and cardiovascular disease prevention and control.
  • Collaborates with categorically-funded chronic disease state programs and private partners to implement a large-scale primary care intervention (MediQHome) to address the detection, treatment and management of cardiovascular risk factors such as high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and diabetes.
  • Disseminates information to grantees, local agencies and organizations, partners and the general public relating to heart disease, stroke, related risk factors and signs and symptoms of heart disease, heart attack and stroke.
  • Facilitates the sharing of best and promising practices to reduce duplication, identify gaps and advocate for positive policy and systems change.

Hypertension Identification and Management Grant Program

This grant program began in 2015 as an initiative by the ND Department of Health to partner with health systems across the state to implement systems changes that enable health systems to better identify and manage their patients with hypertension.