PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT RESOURCES
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada recognizes that individual and social risk factors affect the life-long heart health of Canadians. Research has shown that people of African descent are more likely to have high blood pressure and diabetes and are at greater risk of heart disease and stroke than the general population. The Foundation provides the following resources to help you understand the risk factors and warning signs for heart disease and stroke.
Heart and Stroke Foundation Resources
Taking Control: Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke
This brochure covers the risk factors for heart disease and stroke (1-2 pages for each risk factor), warning signs for heart attack and stroke, as well as the importance of being trained in CPR.
Want to try some heart-healthy versions of traditional African and Caribbean recipes? Our dietitians have developed recipes with lower fat and sodium content but they are still delicious and easy to prepare.
Heart & Stroke Blood Pressure Action
Get your free personalized Heart&Stroke Blood Pressure Action PlanTM – loaded with lots of helpful info including realistic tips, advice and support to help you prevent or control high blood pressure.
American Health Association
Health Canada - Canada’s Food Guide
Ministry of Health, Ontario – Diabetes Fact Sheets
Smoke Free Ontario: Quit – You Have It in You!
Toronto Public Health - TransFat Fact Sheets
Toronto West Stroke Network – Dysphagia Booklet
* The following links are provided as quality sources of information. The Heart and Stroke Foundation is not responsible for the contents of any linked Web site, or any changes or updates to such web sites. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement.
Last reviewed March 2011.