Original Article: PDF OnlyMack Nilsa E.; Brownson, Ross C.; Pratt, Michael; Brownson, Carol A.; Dean, Cynthia; Dabney, SueJournal of Public Health Management and Practice: March 1997 - p 71-77 Buy Abstract Knowledge, attitudes, and activities in cardiovascular disease (CVD) control among local health departments in Missouri were surveyed in 1990 and in 1994, following four years of a community-based CVD risk-reduction project. Hypertension screening was rated as the most frequently performed CVD-related activity in 1990 and in 1994. Differences in mean scores between baseline and follow-up surveys showed no significant changes except for cholesterol screening. Respondents preferred individual patient education rather than community-wide approaches to risk reduction. Our findings highlight the need for more emphasis on coalition building and community-based programs for preventing and controlling CVD at the local health department level. © Aspen Publishers, Inc.