The resources on this page are designed to help community health workers (CHWs) bring science-based, easy-to-understand information on heart health to community members in an engaging way. These heart health toolkits are tailored for several different ethnic communities.
About the Materials
Who Can Use the Materials?
The materials can be used by trained CHWs and other health professionals (such as dietitians, nurses, or health educators).
The heart health manuals are designed for minority and underserved communities in need. Each manual contains culturally appropriate and user-friendly information on heart disease risk factors (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, overweight/obesity, diabetes, and physical inactivity) and lifestyle choices for healthy living.
The companion picture cards include colorful illustrations and talking points to reinforce key heart health messages. Handouts included in each session can be used to teach group education classes or for individual patient education.
These teaching tools can be used to train CHWs, conduct community education classes, or work with a health care team to educate and help community members reduce their risk factors for heart disease.