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 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®.
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 Toolkit to get creative and think of ways to incorporate high blood pressure education into activities and events that already exist at their organizations.
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.
Tweets for Consumers/General Public
Tweets for Health Care Professionals
Messages for Consumers/General Public
Messages for Health Care Professionals
Click on each graphic to save it for use on your social media accounts.
For Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest
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.
#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)
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.