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May is National Stroke Awareness Month and High Blood Pressure Education Month

Learn how YOU can take action to reduce stroke risk for the women in your life.


What's New

  • New CDC research reveals that a majority of commercial, packaged toddler foods, as well as snacks for both babies and toddlers, are high in sodium content or contain added sugars.
  • A new report [PDF-4M] issued in support of Million Hearts® highlights health plans and physician practices nationwide that have achieved excellent results in cardiovascular care, including high rates of hypertension control, cholesterol management and smoking cessation.
  • Million Hearts® Messages to Millions is designed to provide consistent, science-based Million Hearts® messages. Message maps provide key and supporting messages that stress the steps that can be taken by consumers, health care providers, and other audiences to help prevent heart attacks and strokes. The messages can be adapted for other audiences.
50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health

The Initiative

Million Hearts® is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. Million Hearts® brings together communities, health systems, nonprofit organizations, federal agencies, and private-sector partners from across the country to fight heart disease and stroke.

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American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is proud to join forces with Million Hearts® to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

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Watch the announcement about the Million Hearts® initiative and hear personal stories about heart disease and stroke prevention.

Learn About Partners

Partners from across the public and private health sectors, including federal agencies; doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals; private insurers; businesses; health advocacy groups; and community organizations, will support Million Hearts® through a wide range of activities.

You Can Be a Partner Too

All Public & Private Sector Partners

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