Community health workers (CHWs) play an important role in educating their communities about heart disease by implementing culturally tailored health promotion and disease prevention programs. As trusted members of their community, they can share information and encourage healthy lifestyle behaviors on a range of health issues that can help reduce health disparities. This is especially true in communities disproportionately affected by heart disease—African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.

Health Education Materials

people gathered together with hands making a heart around them.

With Every Heartbeat Is Life

A community health worker’s toolkit on heart disease prevention for African Americans.
Cover of the Honoring the Gift of Heart Health manual

Honoring the Gift of Heart Health

A community health worker’s toolkit on heart disease prevention for American Indians/Alaska Natives.
Cover of the Healthy Heart, Healthy Family manual

Healthy Heart, Healthy Family

A community health worker’s toolkit on heart disease prevention for Asian Americans/Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders.
Your Heart, Your Life manual cover

Your Heart, Your Life

A community health worker’s toolkit on heart disease prevention for Hispanics/Latinos.