Guidelines Of Formulating Goals And Strategies That Will Reduce Cardiovascular Disease

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The MAPP Task Force has convened for the purpose of formulating goals and strategies that will reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Pierce County residents. The goals and strategies are meant to show the interconnection between the vision of a healthy Pierce County and the current reality of residents’ health status. The barriers and modifiable risk factors presented are intended to provide an overview of what the community looks like now and where it is headed. Also presented are impact, process and outcome objectives that when performed should decrease CVD in the Pierce County population. Outcome Objective Currently, cardiovascular disease is the top cause of among Pierce County and accounts for 29.7% of deaths (tpchd.org, 2013). Poor cardiovascular health affect can affect the quality of an individual’s life physically, mentally and economically. Heart disease may lead to heart attacks and stroke ,which are the consequences of CVD. It can lead to premature death and disability. The Modifiable Risk Factors of CVD The modifiable risk factors of CVD are elevated cholesterol, obesity/overweight , hypertension and poor mental health. The behavorial factors that contribute to CVD are tobacco use and physical inactivity (a contributor to obesity). In Pierce County the environmental conditions that influence the development of CVD are lack of health insurance and/or a health care provider, lack of access to care. By addressing these issues and providing impact

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