- 2014 Marks the 50th Anniversary of the First Surgeon General's Report (SGR) on Smoking and Health
On Friday, January 17, 2014, "The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General" will be released at a press conference in Wash., D.C. The report will highlight major accomplishments in tobacco prevention and control over the past 50 years, present new data on the health consequences of smoking, and discuss scenarios that can potentially end the tobacco epidemic in the United States. For more information on tobacco prevention and control, visit http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/50th-anniversary/index.htm
- Better Blood Pressure Control: A National Priority
CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden urges health care professionals, practices, and systems to use an evidence-based hypertension treatment protocol to improve blood press control.
- Three Ways the Affordable Care Act Makes a Difference as it Turns 3
Million Hearts® was mentioned in CDC's Safe Healthcare blog entry by guest author Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Frieden highlighted the third anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and how prevention plays a key role.
- U.S. Surgeon General Promotes Heart Health on Tom Joyner Morning Show
On March 13, 2013, U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA, promoted heart health—and mentioned Million Hearts®—on the Tom Joyner Morning Show's "Wellness Wednesday" segment. Dr. Benjamin urged the public to join efforts to help African Americans make heart health a priority by controlling their blood pressure and lowering sodium in their diet.
Listen to the interview: http://listen.reachmediainc.com/files/031313SURGEON_GENERAL.mp3
- "100 Congregations for Million Hearts®" Launched
In February 2013, Million Hearts® launched "100 Congregations for Million Hearts®," an initiative that encourages faith-based organizations to increase awareness and action around heart disease prevention and high blood pressure.
- Million Hearts® Recognizes 2012 Hypertension Control Champions
Kaiser Permanente Colorado and the Ellsworth Medical Clinic (Wisconsin) have each achieved blood pressure control rates greater than 80 percent among their patients with high blood pressure.
- Saving a Million Hearts—March 2012
The New York State Department of Health developed a blog to promote the ABCS and the Million Hearts® initiative.
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