Million Hearts®

National Health Center Week (August 7–13, 2022) is a time to celebrate the impact and achievements of health centers across the country.

Visit the National Association of Community Health Centers website for information and resources.

Million Hearts® 2027 Priorities

Million Hearts® is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes within 5 years. It focuses on implementing a small set of evidence-based priorities and targets that can improve cardiovascular health for all. Learn more about the initiative and explore the priority areas below to get resources to help you take action.

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Building Healthy Communities

To help make communities strong and healthy, Million Hearts® supports strategies for decreasing tobacco use, physical inactivity, and particle pollution exposure.

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Optimizing Care

Million Hearts® supports optimizing care by improving aspirin/anticoagulant use, blood pressure control, cholesterol management, and smoking cessation as well as increasing the use of cardiac rehabilitation.

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Focusing on Health Equity

Million Hearts® maintains a committed focus on specific populations experiencing inequities, including pregnant and postpartum women with hypertension, people from racial/ethnic minority groups, and people with behavioral health issues who use tobacco, who have lower incomes, or who live in rural areas or other ‘access deserts.’

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What’s New?

2022 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge

Call for Applications!

Become a Hypertension Control Champion! Contribute to the Million Hearts® initiative by entering the Hypertension Control Challenge through September 7, 2022.

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Join the Cardiac Rehabilitation Collaborative

The Million Hearts® Cardiac Rehabilitation Collaborative is an open forum of multi-disciplinary professionals taking action to help at least 70% of eligible patients participate in cardiac rehabilitation.

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Page last reviewed: August 3, 2022