Abstract MP09: Using Online Surveillance Tools for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention has created two unique online tools that enable researchers, public health practitioners and clinicians to examine and document heart disease and stroke outcomes across geographic regions, time periods, and sociodemographic groups using high quality and regularly updated data. This session will provide attendees an interactive experience including specific examples of how these tools can be used in their work.
Tool 1: The National Cardiovascular Disease Surveillance Data Trends & Maps website (http://nccd.cdc.gov/DHDSP_DTM) provides easy access to datasets that document the public health burden of cardiovascular diseases and their risk factors at the national, regional, and state levels. Users can choose to display data by priority areas (e.g., AHA Cardiovascular Health Metrics, Million Hearts®) or by data source. In addition, trends in data over time can be displayed. These data can inform planning, implementation, and evaluation of prevention measures and policies.
Tool 2: The Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke (http://nccd.cdc.gov/DHDSPAtlas) is an online mapping tool that documents geographic disparities in heart disease and stroke and their risk factors at the local level. With the Atlas, users can create county-level maps of cardiovascular disease outcomes by race/ethnicity, gender, and age group. In addition, users can explore maps showing county-level contextual factors associated with cardiovascular disease, including poverty rates and education levels. Congressional boundaries and health care facility locations can be overlaid on any of the maps to allow users to examine the location of clinical services in relation to areas of high disease burden. Summary reports can be generated for targeted regions of interest.
Using these two tools, this session will describe how to document the burden of heart disease and stroke in a specific area, how to compare data and generate hypotheses related to risk factors and heart disease, how to identify areas with poor access to specialist care, and how to share this information with partners and collaborators. Attendees will learn how to easily access maps, tables and graphic displays of heart disease and stroke data and related risk factors that can be used to enhance their work toward the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease in communities throughout the United States.
Author Disclosures: L. Schieb: None. C. Gillespie: None. S. Greer: None. M. Casper: None. R. Merritt: None.
- © 2015 by American Heart Association, Inc.