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Podcast: Resources for Health Care Providers

May 2016
In this Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ podcast, Million Hearts® Executive Director Janet Wright announced the 2015 Hypertension Control Champions and highlighted the resources available for health care providers on the Million Hearts® and CDC websites, from the interactive protocol for controlling hypertension to tobacco cessation resources through CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign.

More than $180 Million in Funding Committed to Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes

June 2015
Several innovative programs recently received funding to help prevent heart attacks and strokes. Together, these programs represent $180 million committed to cardiovascular disease prevention, affecting nearly 8.5 million people at risk for heart attack and stroke. Learn more from Million Hearts® partners:

2014 Marks the 50th Anniversary of the First Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health

January 2014
On January 17, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services released “The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General ” at a press conference in Washington, DC. The report highlights major accomplishments in tobacco prevention and control over the past 50 years, presents new data on the health consequences of smoking, and discusses scenarios that can potentially end the tobacco epidemic in the United States.

Video: Better Blood Pressure Control: A National Priority

November 2013
In this Medscape video , Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, urges health care professionals, practices, and systems to use an evidence-based hypertension treatment protocol to improve blood press control. (To view the video, you may have to register with Medscape.)

Three Ways the Affordable Care Act Makes a Difference as It Turns 3

March 2013
In this Safe Healthcare blog post , Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, highlights Million Hearts® as a channel for public health, health care, and other collaboration to maximize the impact of prevention.

100 Congregations for Million Hearts® Launched

February 2013
In February 2013, Million Hearts® launched 100 Congregations for Million Hearts® to encourage faith-based organizations to increase awareness and action around heart disease prevention and high blood pressure.

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