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The New Jersey Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (NJHDSP) Program works in partnership with public and private sector groups and organizations from health care, work site, and community settings to affect policy and systems level change. The NJHDSP Program strives to address all points of opportunity, from prevention of heart disease and stroke in healthy persons to controlling risk factors, treatment of illness and prevention of recurrence in those who have had an event, as well as issues related to rehabilitation, long-term, and end-of-life care. 

Funding Opportunities:

FY 2017 Request For Applications (RFAs)

  1. Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
  2. A Clinical Decision Support (CDS) System for management of patients with high blood pressure and diabetes
  3. Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

September 29th is World Heart Day

Together, the American Heart Association and the World Heart Federation are working to reduce premature deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by 25% by 2025. This World Heart Day, the focus is on creating heart-healthy choices wherever we live, work and play. World Heart Day encourages us all to reduce our cardiovascular risk and promote a heart-healthy planet.

Heart Awareness Can Save Your Life

  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of disability. Almost 700,000 people die of heart disease in the U.S. each year. That is about 29% of all U.S. deaths!!
  • KNOW the Warning Signs:
    • Chest discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
    • Discomfort in other areas of the upper body such as pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
    • Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
    • Other signs may include breaking out in a cold sweat, weakness, nausea/ vomiting, lightheadedness and back or jaw pain.
    • Calling 9-1-1 is the fastest way to get lifesaving treatment.
    • Remember it can happen to you!

For more information call the New Jersey Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program (NJHDSP) at 609-984-6137 or the American Heart Association at 1-888-MY-HEART.

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