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Arizona Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program


Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of the death both nationally and in Arizona. In 2008, Heart disease was the cause of nearly 1 in every 4 deaths in Arizona. Many of the risk factors for heart disease and stroke, including poor nutrition, physical inactivity and tobacco use, are behaviors that can be modified to prevent or delay the development of cardiovascular disease.

Save Hearts in Arizona Registry and Education (SHARE) Program

The Share Program promotes a comprehensive, standardized system of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest care throughout Arizona encompassing all "links" in the "chain of survival" — bystander response, emergency medical dispatcher CPR instruction, Emergency Medical Services provider resuscitation, and standardized care at hospitals. SHARE also seeks to support survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest by providing them with helpful resources.

Arizona Cardiovascular Coalition

The Arizona Cardiovascular Coalition is a collaboration of health care professionals, managed care organizations, community stakeholders, civic leaders and media representatives working to improve the care of persons with cardiovascular disease.