Cardiovascular Health

Heart disease is often used interchangeably with the term "cardiovascular disease." The Center for Disease Control and Prevention explains that heart disease refers to several types of heart conditions. The most common heart condition in the US is coronary artery disease (CAD), which can cause heart attack, angina, heart failure, and arrhythmias.

Risk factors for cardiovascular disease

    Click below for some resources from the CDC that will help you understand cardiovascular disease:

    Many forms of heart disease can be prevented or treated with healthy lifestyle choices:

    Through grant support from the Connecticut State Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the EHHD strives to promote and improve cardiovascular health through environmental and policy change. Areas of specific focus are:

    • Healthy Hearts Restaurant Certification Program 

    • CV Promotion Awards to recognize local efforts to improve cardiovascular health

    Healthy Hearts Dining Certification Awards         

    The EHHD Cardiovascular Health Promotion Awards were created to recognize exemplary programs aimed at improving the cardiovascular health of individuals in schools, workplaces, and communities in the district. We invite any group from one of these categories to review their policies, programs, and activities and consider entering the competition.

    2010 Awards Announced:  VNA East, Inc, The Mansfield Community Center, and the Second Congregational Church of Coventry received awards for their efforts in the community.  Currently we are not accepting applications for the Healthy Hearts Dining Certification but please email Ana Zeller if you would like to be notified when we start certifying again. Currently 58 restaurants and 7 schools are certified. View 2010 Award Recipients