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Global cardiovascular disease prevention: A call to action for nursing: Multilevel policies

Burke, LE and Thompson, DR and Roos, S and Van Rijssen, A and Verdouw, HCL and Troe, E (2011) Global cardiovascular disease prevention: A call to action for nursing: Multilevel policies. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 26 (4 SUPP). ISSN 0889-4655

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This section, multilevel policies, reviews the impact that has been and can be made by health policy changes at multiple levels, strategies and resources for increasing adherence to population prevention recommendations, and how changes at the microlevel and macrolevel of the environment can provide opportunities and rewards for healthy behaviors and disincentives for unhealthy behaviors. Policies that support primary prevention of cardiovascular disease require the participation of numerous stakeholders at multiple levels, such as governmental and regulatory agencies. Such policy changes support a healthy lifestyle, as in designated smoke-free areas; laws that mandate that food purveyors reduce sodium and fat content or, eliminate trans-fats; and availability of safe parks and bike and walking trails; and also provide a supportive environment that in turn reinforces adherence to primary prevention. Health-related policies have a major impact at the societal level in both developed and developing countries; thus, it is important to understand the role that policy plays in promoting a healthier lifestyle and the prevention of cardiovascular disease. This section discusses how health policies can impact primary prevention and adherence to healthful recommendations, with examples focused on physical activity and diet. Copyright © 20111 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Burke, LElbu100@pitt.eduLBU1000000-0003-2434-9867
Thompson, DR
Roos, S
Van Rijssen, A
Verdouw, HCL
Troe, E
Date: 1 July 2011
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Volume: 26
Number: 4 SUPP
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1097/jcn.0b013e318213efb3
Schools and Programs: School of Nursing > Nursing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0889-4655
MeSH Headings: Cardiovascular Diseases--epidemiology; Cardiovascular Diseases--nursing; Cardiovascular Diseases--prevention & control; Comorbidity; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2--epidemiology; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2--prevention & control; Diet--statistics & numerical data; Health Behavior; Health Education--trends; Humans; Life Style; Nurse's Practice Patterns--trends; Nurse's Role; Obesity--epidemiology; Obesity--prevention & control; Patient Education as Topic; Primary Prevention--trends; Risk Reduction Behavior; Smoking--epidemiology; Smoking--prevention & control; Specialties, Nursing--organization & administration; World Health
PubMed ID: 21659808
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2012 20:54
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2023 01:55


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