Prevention & Vascular Health


Heart and Stroke Foundation Prof Ed Stroke Prevention Resources

Blood Pressure

Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP Recommendations)

The Heart and Stroke Hypertension Management Program (HMP)

The Heart and Stroke Hypertension Management Program (HMP) is an evidence-based program designed to be integrated into primary health care. The HMP assists health care proviers and patients in improving diagnosis, management and control of high blood pressure. The evidence-based program is led by the Ontario Stroke Network and is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

Sodium Resources:

Reducing the amount of sodium taken each day lowers your blood pressure.

Vascular Health Resources

The South East CCAC, the and the Southeastern Ontario Health Collaborative are pleased to announce an on-line resource to help navigate vascular health services for health care professionals working in primary care that brings together vascular health related services or programs into one accessible area.

The site has a home page and a page for each of these three topics:

  1. Vascular Health Promotion-Reducing risk
  2. Managing Vascular Disease-Assessment, treatment and secondary prevention
  3. Living with Vascular Disease-Support services

Health Nexus

An organization that supports health care providers capacity to promote health.

Connecting the Dots: A Handbook for Chronic Disease Prevention Through Community Engagement (Health Nexus, 2011)

This handbook is for health professionals, health promoters/ educators, and community groups/organizations who want to work across sectors and with multiple levels to leverage their joint potential to prevent chronic disease in their communities.

Prevention in Hand

This website and mobile application is a resource about chronic disease prevention for health care professionals and the public. The resource was developed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada with the Public Health Agency of Canada. 

Aboriginal Health

A Stroke Resource for Health Service Providers: A Guide for Working with Aboriginal Peoples of Ontario

This is a helpful resource toolkit for healthcare providers developed by the South East Toronto Stroke Network, Central East Stroke Network, Northwestern Ontario Regional Stroke Network, the Ontario Stroke Network and partners. It has information pertaining to Aboriginal history, their views on health, stroke best practices and other information to help providers caring for Aboriginal individuals and their families.

Aboriginal Videos: "As the Rivers Flow: Brain Attack" and "Heartbeat of the Anishnawbe Nation"

These aboriginal videos utilize aboriginal culture and tradition to describes the pathophysiology and the signs and symptoms of stroke.

Cancer Care Ontario-Aboriginal Relationship and Cultural Competency Courses

Cancer Care Ontario is offering 9 free on-line learning courses to enhance cultural sensitivity for indigenous health. 

Healthy Living

Obesity and the Healthcare Provider Resource Catalogue, updated October 2009

Guidelines for Healthy Food Selection at Meetings & Events

Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation

 Smoking Cessation Maps

Navigation maps for smoking cessation resources have been created by the Tobacco Control Area Network of the three Public Heath Units. All three smoking cessation maps can be found in the Vascular Health Resources directory under the Vascular Health Promotion Smoking Cessation section. View maps under "downloads" via links below: 


Self-Management Resources

South East Living Well Self-Management Support Training Opportunity

South West Self-Management Program: A Resource for Healthcare Providers

The purpose of this site is to allow healthcare providers to quickly learn the basics of helping patients be better self-managers of their health care. Contains easy to use tools and video clips.