Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention


Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Mission: To prevent and reduce death and disability from heart disease and stroke.

Program Description: The Kansas Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program facilitated by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment was established in July 2003 as a result of funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The purpose of the program is to engage partner organizations in developing a State Cardiovascular Health Plan and facilitate a response to the priority areas identified. Priorities include:

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  • Increase control of high blood pressure primarily in adults and older adults.
  • Increase control of high blood cholesterol primarily in adults and older adults.
  • Increase knowledge of signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke and the importance of calling 9-1-1.
  • Improve emergency response.
  • Improve quality of heart disease and stroke care.
  • Eliminate health disparities in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, geography, or socio-economic status.

Contact Information

Kansas Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program
1000 SW Jackson, Ste 230
Topeka, KS 66612-1274


Virginia Barnes, MPH
Community-Clinical Linkages Section Director
785.291.3743
Fax: 785.296.8059