Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports

, Volume 6, Issue 6, pp 503–510 | Cite as

Community Based Interventions in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

  • Sahar Naderi
  • Aileen Sauris
  • Fátima Rodriguez
  • JoAnne M. Foody
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Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States with over 600,000 cardiovascular mortalities in 2008 alone. Given the burden of cardiovascular disease on both the individual and the healthcare system as a whole, substantial resources are invested in determining the most effective way of improving cardiovascular outcomes. As we have begun to better understand the impact of heart disease through epidemiologic data gathered on a national, regional, and city level, community-based interventions (CBI) have been targeted as a potential means of tackling this epidemic. This review focuses on the types of CBIs in terms of the targeted risk factors and setting of the intervention, challenges in their development, and future directions for research focus.


Community based interventions Preventive cardiology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sahar Naderi
    • 1
  • Aileen Sauris
    • 2
  • Fátima Rodriguez
    • 3
    • 4
  • JoAnne M. Foody
    • 2
    • 5
  1. 1.Heart and Vascular InstituteCleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Division of Cardiovascular MedicineBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of MedicineBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA
  4. 4.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  5. 5.Cardiovascular Wellness ProgramBrigham & Women’s HospitalBostonUSA

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