Health Behavior Change Programs in Primary Care and Community Practices for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Risk Factor Management Among Midlife and Older Adults
Published: November 04, 2021
- A large proportion of middle age and older adults in the US have at least one modifiable cardiovascular risk factor, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States, despite decreases in CVD mortality in the United States.
- A quarter of CVD deaths in the US are avoidable through practice of timely preventative health care by addressing modifiable risk factors using key health behavior change strategies.
- Delivery of behavioral counseling by primary care professionals is viewed as the most effective approach to trigger cardiovascular risk-reducing behavior in patients, with a capacity to reach a large proportion of the population.
- Commentary: Clinic Based and Clinic to Community Partnerships for Evidence-Based Behavior Counseling Interventions in the Primary Care Setting: In Pursuit of Ideal Cardiovascular Health Among Midlife and Older Adults by Penny M. Kris-Etherton PhD RDN FAHA
- Top Things to Know: Health Behavior Change Programs in Primary Care and Community Practices for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Risk Factor Management Among Midlife and Older Adults
- 2019 Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
- 2013 Guideline on Lifestyle Management to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk
- 2013 Guideline for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults
- Routine Assessment and Promotion of Physical Activity in Healthcare Settings
- Strategies for Promotion of a Healthy Lifestyle in Clinical Settings: Pillars of Ideal Cardiovascular Health
- Special Considerations for Healthy Lifestyle Promotion Across the Life Span in Clinical Settings