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Million Hearts™ VA

Million Hearts™ VA

The mission of the Virginia Department of Health's Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (HDSP) Program is to enhance the State’s capacity to plan, implement, track, and sustain population-based interventions to address heart disease, stroke, and related risk factors. Program efforts are focused on population-based policy and systems change strategies to impact the “ABCS” of heart disease and stroke prevention.


Support the Million Hearts Initiative

In spite of the good news brought about through the hard work and commitment of providers, volunteers and our health districts, data shows the downward trend in heart attack and stroke deaths may be leveling off. VDH, with partnerships with public health professionals will continue to promote a heart healthy Virginia through increased prevention education. Virginia was the third state in the nation to join the Million Hearts™ initiative to work towards preventing 1,000,000 heart attacks and strokes nationally over the next five years.


Take the Million Hearts™ Blood Pressure Challenge

Blood Pressure Challenge
To kickoff support of the Million Hearts™ initiative in Virginia, Virginia health care providers are encouraged to take 1,000,000 blood pressures beginning in May in coordination with American Stroke Month and National Blood Pressure Education Month. The challenge urges organizations, healthcare providers and individuals to take blood pressures for both screening and control purposes.

Blood Pressure Challenge

Blood Pressure Challenge
Goal 1,000,000

Commissioner's Million Hearts Blood Pressure Challenge
		Goal: 1,000,000 Blood Pressures

Current Total:  719,880

Organizations and Healthcare Professionals

  • Get People Screened!
  • Teach Them How to Control It!
  • Encourage Them to Check It Often and Talk to Their Doctor

The Commissioner's
Million Hearts™
Blood Pressure Challenge

Click Here to Join


Register your organization and submit blood pressures taken during this month. Examples of settings where blood pressures can be taken include but are not limited to primary care visits, emergency rooms, health fairs, pharmacies, fitness centers, senior centers, and worksites.


  • Get Checked!
  • Learn How to Control It!
  • Check It Often and Talk to Your Doctor about any changes!

Have you had your blood pressure taken this month?

Click on button to start a one question survey stating that you have taken your blood pressure this month.


Do you know how often you should get your blood pressure checked? Click here to find out.






Last Updated: 11-19-2012

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