Did you know that 73.5 million American adults have “bad” cholesterol while only
1 out of every 3 adults have the condition under control?
People with high total cholesterol have approximately twice the risk for heart disease as people with
High cholesterol levels vary by race and ethnicity, with Mexican Americans currently showing the highest percentages in the U.S.
Join Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) in celebrating National Cholesterol Education Month by educating healthcare staff members and sharing tools and tips featured below with patients. By doing your part, you can help raise patient awareness and offer the knowledge needed for patients to better control cholesterol for a healthier life.
Together, we can make cholesterol awareness a success!
Share these patient-friendly handouts during the month to spread cholesterol awareness.
- My Cholesterol Guide from the American Heart Association (AHA)
- Cholesterol Questions to Ask Your Doctor from the AHA
- What is High Cholesterol? from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Understand the Different Between Good and Bad Cholesterol from the AHA
- What Are High Cholesterol Risk Factors? from the CDC
- How to Get Your Cholesterol Tested from the AHA
- How Can I Improve My Cholesterol? (English/Spanish) from the AHA
Share these provider-directed materials among your physician office team to better equip them to care for patients with cholesterol issues/risks.
- Cholesterol Management Guide from the AHA
- 2017 Cholesterol Summit materials from the AHA
- Overweight and Obesity Management Guidelines from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
- State Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Programs Address High Blood Cholesterol from the CDC—Scroll to the lower portion of the website for ideas on how to take action.
- Community Health Worker Training Resource for Preventing Heart Disease and Stroke from the CDC (English/Spanish)