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The Initiative

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Join 100 Congregations for Million Hearts®

Group of people praying.Does your congregation or faith-based organization have a desire to live a heart-healthy life? If so, join 100 Congregations for Million Hearts®!

100 Congregations for Million Hearts® is a faith-based program designed to help guide your members toward a heart-healthy lifestyle. Through this initiative, we aim to combat two of the leading causes of death in the United States: heart disease and stroke. The goal of 100 Congregations for Million Hearts® is to enlist the support of faith based organizations to help raise awareness and prevent cardiovascular disease and focus on hypertension control.

With your commitment, we ask that your congregation designate a Million Hearts® advocate from among your membership to serve as a resource for heart health information.

In addition to the Million Hearts® advocate, congregations are being asked to:

  1. Establish and/or strengthen relationships with local experts and resources (community pharmacists, community health centers and community health workers);
  2. Disseminate messages about the importance of and action steps to hypertension control;
  3. Promote Heart Health Mobile (an app that helps you determine and reduce your heart attack and stroke risk) and;
  4. Distribute blood pressure tracking wallet cards [PDF-921K].

To get started or to ask a question about 100 Congregations for Million Hearts®, send an email to millionhearts@cms.hhs.gov. Click HERE [PDF-190K] for a list of congregations committed to 100 Congregations for Million Hearts®.

Thank you for taking the first step to help your members live longer, healthier, more productive lives. We look forward to building a relationship with you.

 


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