Heart disease and stroke are the first and fourth leading causes of death in the United States. Americans suffer more than 2 million heart attacks and strokes each year, and every day, 2,200 people die from cardiovascular disease.
Million Hearts™ National Initiative
Million Hearts™ is a national initiative launched in September 2011 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and co-led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The goal of the initiative is to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over five years. Million Hearts™ aims to prevent heart disease and stroke by:
Million Hearts™ aims to prevent heart disease and stroke by:
Million Hearts™ VA
To contribute to the Million Hearts™ goal to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017 the state is committed to:
To pledge your individual commitment to the national Million Hearts™ initiative, click on the “Take the pledge.”
For more information on the Million Hearts™ initiative, please visit: http://millionhearts.hhs.gov