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Be One in a Million Hearts®


Preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017 requires work and a commitment to change from all of us. There are steps each of us—and our organizations—can take to reach this shared goal. Find out how you can be one in a Million Hearts® and make a positive difference in your family, community, and nation.

As a State, County, & Local Health Official


  • Convene and collaborate with stakeholders across public health and health care to improve efforts to prevent heart attack and stroke.
  • Increase awareness of heart disease and stroke and their risk factors.
  • Adopt and report on the Million Hearts® Clinical Quality Measures.
  • Increase efforts to reduce sodium and eliminate trans fats in the food supply.
  • Promote smoke-free air policies, effective tobacco package labeling, restricted tobacco advertising, and higher tobacco prices to help smokers quit and keep nonsmokers tobacco-free.
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