- More than 90 percent of school-aged children nationwide eat more sodium than recommended, putting them at risk for developing high blood pressure and heart disease in adulthood, according to the new CDC Vital Signs report released September 9, 2014.
- Looking for low-sodium recipes and heart-healthy meal plans? Check out our new Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Resource Center for tips on managing sodium intake.
- A new challenge launched by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT aims to improve hypertension through health IT.
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.
What is Your Risk?
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is proud to join forces with Million Hearts® to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Watch the Videos
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