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May is National Stroke Awareness Month and High Blood Pressure Education Month

In observance of National Stroke Awareness Month and High Blood Pressure Education Month, Million Hearts® will focus on increasing public awareness of stroke risk and warning signs and educating Americans about blood pressure control. Join the effort by participating in the following activities.

High Blood Pressure Education Month: Make control your goal

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Today, about 70 million adults in the United States are living with high blood pressure.1 High blood pressure often has no signs or symptoms, so it is important to have your blood pressure checked regularly. Below are free resources available from Million Hearts®.

Measure Up/Pressure Down® National Day of Action: Roll Up Your Sleeves!

Our partners at the American Medical Group Foundation are hosting their second annual Measure Up/Pressure Down® National Day of Action: Roll Up Your Sleeves! on Thursday, May 7, 2015, as part of their efforts in support of High Blood Pressure Education Month.

On this National Day of Action, we encourage everyone to roll up their sleeves and join together in their respective communities to participate in at least one action to raise awareness of high blood pressure—whether for patients, providers, employees, or the general public. These actions can take different forms, depending on your audience, capabilities, and resources. We encourage supporters to use the Measure Up/Pressure Down® National Day of Action: Roll Up Your Sleeves! 2015 ToolkitPDF to get creative and think of ways to incorporate high blood pressure education into activities and events that already exist at their organizations.

Raise awareness of stroke risk and warning signs through social media

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 130,000 Americans each year.2 Protect yourself and your loved ones from stroke by spreading the word about stroke risk factors and warning signs.

Sample Tweets


Tweets for Consumers/General Public


Tweets for Health Care Professionals


Sample Facebook Posts


Messages for Consumers/General Public


Messages for Health Care Professionals

Social Media Graphics


Click on each graphic to save it for use on your social media accounts.

For Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

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For Twitter


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Understanding Stroke Risk in Women Infographic

Use this infographic on your web site or social media page. Click on infographic to view the full version and to copy and paste the code.

Understanding stroke risk in women infographic.

Chat With Us on Twitter

#StrokeTalk Twitter Chat - May 5, 10 a.m.–11 a.m. ET
A consumer-focused chat on stroke risk, signs and symptoms, and scientific breakthroughs in stroke treatment
Hosted by: The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) (@NINDSnews); Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN; Mayo Clinic (@MayoClinic); Million Hearts® (@MillionHeartsUS)

#StrokeChat Twitter Chat - May 27, 12 p.m.–1 p.m. ET
A chat for health professionals on stroke risk, disparities, signs, and treatment
Hosted by: Million Hearts® (@MillionHeartsUS); the American Stroke Association (@American_Stroke); NINDS (@NINDSnews)


Show your support by adding a Twibbon to your social profiles.

Let your followers know you support #strokemonth. Visit the Million Hearts® Twibbon page to add a #strokemonth banner to your Twitter profile image: http://bit.ly/1DKyBn6.


Reference

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vital signs: awareness and treatment of uncontrolled hypertension among adults—United States, 2003–2010. MMWR. 2012;61(35):703-9.
  2. CDC, NCHS. Underlying Cause of Death 1999-2013 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released 2015. Data are from the Multiple Cause of Death Files, 1999-2013, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program. Accessed Feb. 3, 2015.

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