Learn from the Best: Innovations to Improve Cardiovascular Health

Primary care practices have a unique opportunity to deliver preventive services to at-risk patients before they develop cardiovascular disease. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) features innovative approaches from primary care practices that are working to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease in creative ways. The Innovations Exchange showcases best practices from across the United States to improve cardiovascular health.

The Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) reports that 735,000 Americans suffer from a heart attack and more than 600,000 die from heart disease each year. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S.

View the AHRQ cardiovascular health innovations here.

Qsource encourages primary care practices to learn from each other and build on their innovations to reduce the rates of heart disease. The Alliance is a part of the Million Hearts campaign working to prevent 1 million strokes and heart attacks by 2017. Learn more here.