Million Hearts® will promote innovations to identify people now at cardiac risk, ensure that they receive appropriate treatment, reduce the need for blood pressure and cholesterol treatment, promote healthy diet and physical activity, and support smoke-free environments to reduce current and future cardiac risk.
Through communication, clinical measurement, and reporting to tens of thousands of health care providers and thousands of health care facilities for outpatient care, Million Hearts® will provide a necessary focus showing that the ABCS (Aspirin for people at risk, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol management, Smoking cessation) are a top priority. Million Hearts® supports health IT, connection and adherence to care, full deployment of teams to help people get and stay healthy, and other health system innovations that improve delivery of the ABCS to people who need them.
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.
The following are some of the current public and private sector support. Going forward, Million Hearts® will be successful through the long-term implementation, ongoing coordination of efforts, and ability to achieve sustained community and clinical innovations.
Data Harmonization. Several agencies within the Federal government are working to ensure that systems measuring the ABCS are uniform and consistent. This will improve health system performance in delivering these essential services and reduce burden on health care professionals and health care systems.
Many national associations are committed to engaging their constituents in this important initiative, particularly those that deliver or support primary care, including the ABCS.
Million Hearts® partners are organizations that make a formal commitment to the initiative to help prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. This formal commitment includes steps that the organization will take in support of Million Hearts®.
The Million Hearts® word and logo marks are owned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Becoming a Million Hearts® partner does not imply endorsement by HHS or its agencies.