These initiatives focus on implementing national programs to help lower the risk for and consequences of heart, lung, blood, and sleep diseases and disorders. We develop these educational programs by first synthesizing accepted scientific findings. We then use our knowledge of adult learning theory, sound behavior change, and social marketing to design informational materials that not only effectively inform our audience but also enable them to make healthy changes to their behavior.
Moreover, the NHLBI partners with private-sector organizations and other Government agencies to amplify critical public health messages. We offer a wide variety of educational materials and resources to use in your community, on social media, and more that help people learn more about what they can do to protect their hearts.
Through its research and clinical trials, the NHLBI is improving the health of people who have high blood pressure. We offer educational resources to help people manage and lower their blood pressure, including DASH eating plan resources.
One in every 20 Americans over the age of 50 has peripheral arterial disease or P. It develops when arteries in your legs become clogged with plaque.
Clogged arteries in the legs mean you are at risk for having a heart attack or stroke. To raise awareness about P. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD is a leading cause of death in the United States and, if not treated, can cause serious long-term disability.
Developed at the request of Congress with input from the broad COPD community, it provides a comprehensive framework for action by those affected by the disease and those who care about reducing its burden.
A national health education program that raises awareness about lung diseases and conditions and coordinates the Breathe Better Network. For 50 years, the Division of Lung Diseases has advanced research on lung diseases and sleep disorders. Sickle cell disease affects about , Americans, many of whom are African American. The NHLBI continues its legacy of commitment to use science to extend and improve the lives of people who have sickle cell disease.
We also develop resources and support engagement activities for patients, their families, researchers, health professionals, and other partners. Sleep Health.
Module 2: Health Education
About 50 to 70 million Americans have sleep disorders, and 1 in 3 adults do not regularly get the recommended amount of uninterrupted sleep they need to protect their health. Aim for a Healthy Weight.
Aim for a Healthy Weight provides science-based weight control information for patients, the public, and health professionals. Resources include healthy eating plans, menu planners, recipes, a BMI body mass index calculator, and physical activity tips.
The Community Health Worker Health Disparities Initiative aims to address health disparities by partnering with organizations in underserved and minority communities. In collaboration with these organizations, we assist community health workers CHWs and other health educators in teaching the members of their communities about heart health and strategies to make heart-healthy behavior changes. We Can!
The program focuses on three important behaviors: improving food choices, increasing physical activity, and reducing screen time. Education and Awareness.
Learn More Breathe Better A national health education program that raises awareness about lung diseases and conditions and coordinates the Breathe Better Network.
Sleep Sleep Health About 50 to 70 million Americans have sleep disorders, and 1 in 3 adults do not regularly get the recommended amount of uninterrupted sleep they need to protect their health. Other Initiatives Aim for a Healthy Weight Aim for a Healthy Weight provides science-based weight control information for patients, the public, and health professionals.