The CDPC completed six fact sheets, each developed for a different public health, chronic disease audience, through work with diverse partners. The goal is to provide these resources to the greater community as an education intervention to partners, care providers, and patients all involved in health care.

The current fact sheets can be accessed below:

HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS: PREDIABETES

This fact sheet developed by the CDPC Prediabetes Infrastructure Workgroup, provides information to all members of the health care team to assist with the diagnosis of prediabetes with diagnostic test information, diagnostic criteria, the American Diabetes Association clinical guidelines for treatment, and local and national resources for prediabetes.

 MULTIPLE CHRONIC CONDITIONS

Chronic diseases, including heart disease and stroke, cancer, and diabetes account for five of the leading six causes of death in New Mexico. Another common chronic disease, arthritis, is a leading cause of disability among adults. This fact sheet provides a multiple chronic disease map, statistics, and resources for the prevention and management of chronic disease.

MILLION HEARTS

The Million Hearts campaign’s mission is to promote cardiovascular health for all of New Mexicans across the lifespan and reduce the impact of heart disease and stroke, especially in priority populations. This fact sheet provides valuable information about Million Hearts, including a description of the two pronged approach of clinical care and community activation and the ABCS of care: aspirin use, blood pressure control, cholesterol management, and smoking cessation. In addition, the sheet covers the New Mexico Department of Health Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program and provides a statistical map of cardiovascular disease in New Mexico.

COMPLETE STREETS IN NM

Complete Streets are planned, designed, built, operated, and maintained to enable safe and convenient access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, public transportation, and assistive device users of all ages and abilities are able to move. This fact sheets provides the Complete Streets vision in New Mexico, statistical information showing how they save lives and other health benefits, and information about federal, state, and local policies.

I’VE SURVIVED CANCER…NOW WHAT? HOW TO TALK WITH YOUR PRIMARY HEALTHCARE PROVIDER

This fact sheets is a resource for cancer survivors to help with communication with their primary care provider. It lists a description of questions that patients may have and how to get the most from follow-up appointments. In addition, it lists other services that may be useful for post-cancer care and national and local resources.

COMPREHENSIVE TOBACCO CONTROL PROGRAM FOR NEW MEXICO

A comprehensive tobacco control program is a statewide, coordinated effort to establish smoke-free policies and change social norms around tobacco use, to promote quitting and help tobacco users quit, and to prevent tobacco use initiation. These programs reduce tobacco-related disease, disability, and death. This fact sheet lists the core comprehensive tobacco control program components, tobacco control goals, statistics about the toll of tobacco in New Mexico, and the investment required for tobacco control programming.