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The Initiative

Achieving Goals

Million Hearts® will achieve its goal of preventing one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017 by engaging providers, patients, communities, and other stakeholders to implement evidence-based policies and strategies that are known to have a positive impact across the spectrum of prevention and care, facilitate excellence in the "ABCS" of clinical prevention (Aspirin when appropriate, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol management, and Smoking cessation), and encourage healthier lifestyles and supportive communities.

See the Million Hearts® logic model [PDF-115K] for a high-level overview of strategies and outcomes.

Measure Alignment

A major tenet of Million Hearts® is to focus clinicians and the systems in which they work on a small set of evidence-based clinical quality measures (CQMs) [PDF-406K]. By doing so, we would reduce the reporting burden on professionals and focus efforts to achieve the greatest impact on outcomes. Since the inception of Million Hearts®, tremendous measure alignment progress has been made by both public and private partners. For more information, please contact millionhearts@cdc.gov.

Clinical Quality Measures Dashboard

Now that the Million Hearts® ABCS clinical quality measures have been widely adopted by quality reporting initiatives, it is time to put these actionable data to work, driving improvement and preventing more acute cardiovascular events every day. To showcase progress on the ABCS and understand gaps, Million Hearts® has developed the Clinical Quality Measures dashboard. This dashboard displays data from select quality reporting initiatives at the state, HHS region, and national level including performance on the ABCS, demographics, and state-level comparisons. We encourage public and private partners to share aggregate data with us for display in the Million Hearts® Clinical Quality Measures dashboard or display data on their own website in a similar manner. For more information, please contact millionhearts@cdc.gov.




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