Heart disease and stroke are, respectively, the first and third leading causes of death in Florida. However, both diseases are largely preventable. The goal of the Florida Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program is to decrease cardiovascular disease related death and disability by promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors and comprehensive strategies that promote cardiovascular health.
What is Florida doing about heart disease and stroke? Please read our 2007-2012 State Plan - PDF 1.07 MB.Learn About Heart Disease and Stroke
Publications and links to information about lifestyle risk factors for heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, heart attacks, stroke, and other helpful websites. In some cases, the information is also available in Spanish (en Español).
Heart Disease and Stroke Data and Reports
Risk factor data, heart disease and stroke mortality data, and links to other statistical information.
Resources for Public Health Professionals
Publications, public awareness resources, and other links to heart disease and stroke prevention strategies.
Other Cardiovascular Related Programs
Other Florida Department of Public Health programs that are related to cardiovascular health.
How to contact us for more information.