Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), or heart disease, is a serious health condition that affects over 37,000 Vermonters a year. It is the second leading cause of death among Vermonters and it is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. overall. Many chronic diseases, including CVD, are preventable, but not all. Learn about individual risk and how the Health Department is helping individuals prevent CVD.
State Public Health Actions 1305 is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) approach for states to reduce cardiovascular disease in a coordinated fashion through improving delivery and use of clinical and preventive services. In addition, this approach improves connections between clinical and community programs that support prevention and self-management of chronic conditions, and increases opportunities for physical activity and a healthy diet. Vermont is funded by the CDC under this grant.
CVD is one of the 4 diseases resulting from the 3 behaviors, which result in over 50% of deaths in Vermont.
Following the long history of improving health among Vermonters, the Health Department has set goals for the improvement of cardiovascular disease and associated risk factors. See how well we are meeting our CVD goals through our Healthy Vermonters 2020 Scorecard and Maps & Trends.
Cardiovascular Disease Surveillance Reports
The 1305 data pages are designed to provide a comprehensive overview of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and their associated risk factors (physical activity and nutrition) and related school health topics in adults and youth from all relevant surveillance sources. It provides demographic breakdowns and trends for all topics. They are useful to those interested about theses chronic health conditions and health behaviors in Vermont. Last published June, 2017.
This small document captures the most important measures to track the progress of cardiovascular disease (heart disease) prevention. It includes baseline numbers from when tracking began, the most current values available from each respective data source, and the target value that the prevention program is working to reach. Last published May, 2017.
Data Briefs are typically, two-page publications that provide detailed information on a surveillance specific topic specific.
|Title||Data Year||Publication Date|
|Cardiovascular Disease Risk||2015, 2016||8/21/2018|
|Cardiovascular Events among Adults with Diagnosed Hypertension||2014, 2015||10/28/2016|
|Cardiovascular Disease Prevention||2011||2/1/2013|
|Cardiovascular Disease in Vermonters||2011||2/1/2013|
|Youth Heart Health||2011||3/1/2013|