Head & Heart, Be Really Smart

headandheartlogoThe Head & Heart, Be Really Smart Campaign focuses on directing clear and consistent messages in the community regarding: signs/symptoms of heart attack and stroke and the importance of calling 9-1-1 immediately as well as stroke and heart attack prevention. The campaign kicked off in 2005, offering toolkits and training focused on stroke and heart attack prevention to over 100 healthcare providers and community partners. The campaign received the “Community Services Award” at Georgia’s 2008 Cardiovascular and Diabetes Conference.

Head and Heart Toolkit

The Head & Heart toolkit provides low-literacy, yet scientifically sound information to give to patients, clients or employees. The kit includes the Don’t Wait/Call 911 fact sheets and reproducible handouts addressing the risk factors.

This kit is designed to make it easy and inexpensive for you to get some important messages out to as many people as possible to help save lives. The messages are about:

  • Knowing the Signs & Symptoms of Heart Attack
  • Knowing the Signs & Symptoms of Stroke
  • Knowing to Call 911 Right Away
  • Knowing Personal Risk Factors for Heart Attack and Stroke, and How to Address Them

The kit contains all you need to counsel someone about the messages.

Download these directions

Tool Kit Files

Don’t Wait/Call 911 Fact Sheets

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Review the front of the sheet with your client, going over the signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke and the importance of calling 911 right away. Then, go over the back of the tear sheet, encouraging the person to mark their own personal risk factors and read what to do about them.

Links to the Don’t Wait/Call 911 tear sheet describing signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke as well as risk factors:

Don’t Wait – Call 911 (English)
Don’t Wait – Call 911 (Spanish)
Act in Time to – Heart Attack Signs (English)
Act in Time to – Heart Attack Signs (Spanish)

Physical Activity

Fit “Walking” into Your Life (program and weekly goals)
Physical Activity for Healthy Weight – How are physical activity, weight, and health are related

Diet

What Do My Cholesterol Levels Mean?
Lowering Your Blood Pressure With DASH
Body Mass Index Chart
The Hidden Costs of Supersizing

Diabetes

Diabetes – What to Look For

High Blood Pressure

How Can I Reduce High Blood Pressure?
Tips To Help You Remember To Take Your High Blood Pressure Medicine
How Do I Manage My Medicines?
Heart Attack /Brain Attack Wallet Card
Take Steps to Prevent and Control High Blood Pressure!

Georgia Tobacco QuitLine

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Georgia Tobacco Quit Line – Fax Back Referral Form
Adult Quit Line
Pre and Postnatal Quit Line
Youth Quit Line Brochure
Surgeon General’s Report – The Health Consequences of Smoking
Georgia Tobacco QuitLine/Cessation

Brief Tobacco Cessation Counseling Toolkit
The Brief Tobacco Cessation Counseling Toolkit is designed to help providers easily and efficiently deliver brief tobacco cessation counseling, a CDC best practice. Visit the website for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence.

Counseling Sheets for Clinicians
You Can Quit Smoking (English)
You Can Quit Smoking (Spanish)
You Can Quit Smoking – Prenatal (English)
You Can Quit Smoking – Prenatal (Spanish)