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Sodium Reduction: An Important Public Health Strategy for Heart Health

Mugavero, Kristy L. MSN, MPH, RN; Gunn, Janelle P. MPH, RD; Dunet, Diane O. PhD; Bowman, Barbara A. PhD

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: January/February 2014 - Volume 20 - Issue - p S1–S5
doi: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e3182aa659c

This editorial explains the importance of sodium reduction as a public health strategy, provides a background of CDC's Sodium Reduction in Communities Program, and highlights the articles written by authors who implemented community programs for sodium reduction.

Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.

Correspondence: Kristy L. Mugavero, MSN, MPH, RN, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy, MS F72, Atlanta, GA 30341 (

The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest and have no financial disclosures.

© 2014 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.