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Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program

About the Program

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The Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program, also known as the Cardiovascular Health Program, receives federal funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prevent and control heart disease and stroke, the state's leading causes of death and major causes of disability.

The program aims to help reduce the rates of death and disability due to heart disease and stroke through primary and secondary prevention. The program works with other state and local agencies to promote heart healthy interventions such as smoking cessation, physical activity, healthy eating and prevention. Other efforts include working with partners to implement prevention guidelines to improve quality of care and eliminate health disparities in hospitals and community health centers.

Prevention efforts also include working with communities, schools and worksites to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke, prevention and treatment of the risk factors that cause heart disease and stroke, the importance of calling 911 as well as the use and placement of automated external defibrillators.

Special Report

Chronic disease affects not only the individual, but our nation as a whole. This report from the Milken Institute outlines the state-by-state influence of chronic disease.

These websites provide fact sheets on health and disease education in numerous languages:

Health Information Translations

Health Translations Directory

Certified Stroke Centers in Kentucky

Certified Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals

  • Appalachian Regional Healthcare Hospital, Harlan
  • Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg 
  • St. Elizabeth, Covington
  • St. Elizabeth Grant, Williamstown

Comprehensive Stroke Centers

  • Baptist Health, Lexington
  • Norton Brownsboro Hospital, Louisville
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington
  • University of Louisville, Louisville

Primary Stroke Centers

  • Baptist Health LaGrange, LaGrange
  • Baptist Health Lexington, Lexington
  • Baptist Health Louisville, Louisville 
  • Baptist Healthcare System, Paducah
  • Hardin Memorial Health, Elizabethtown
  • Jackson Purchase Medical Center (PineLake Regional Hospital, LLC), Mayfield
  • Jewish Hospital, Louisville
  • King’s Daughter’s Medical Center, Ashland
  • Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, Somerset
  • Norton Hospital, Louisville
  • Norton Audubon Hospital, Louisville  
  • Norton Hospital, Louisville
  • Norton Women’s and Kosair Children’s Hospital, Louisville
  • Owensboro Health, Inc., Owensboro
  • Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville
  • Saint Joseph Hospital, Lexington
  • St. Elizabeth Edgewood, Edgewood
  • St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas, Ft.Thomas
  • St. Elizabeth Florence, Florence  
  • Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital, Louisville
  • The Medical Center, Bowling Green
  • TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital, Bowling Green

Updated June 28, 2017
Sources: The Joint Commission, Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program and the American Heart Association

Contact Information

Kentucky Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program
275 E. Main St., HS2WE
Frankfort, KY 40621
(502) 564-7996

Program Manager: Bonita Bobo, RN, HHS

Task Force Coordinator: Lonna Boisseau

Communications Coordinator: David Davis

Epidemiologist: Adam Berrones, Ph.D

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Last Updated 6/30/2017