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Million Hearts® e-Updates

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July/August e-Update

July/August

“We are halfway through the Million Hearts® 2022 initiative…”

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May/June

“Cardiovascular disease isn’t just about statistics. Sometimes it’s personal…”

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March/April

“Hypertension control is key to preventing heart disease and stroke…”

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January/February

“Janet, how would you like to help prevent a million heart attacks and strokes?…”

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January/February

“Janet, how would you like to help prevent a million heart attacks and strokes?…”

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November/December

“Cholesterol can be one of the most confusing health topics…”

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September/October

“Put yourself in these shoes…”

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July/August

“In health and in life, the little things are the big things…”

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May/June

“Preventing and managing heart disease and stroke is no small feat…”

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March/April

“Heart disease and stroke create an enormous public health burden…”

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January/February

“Help younger adults take control of their heart health…”

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November/December

“We are thrilled to announce the 2017 Hypertension Control Champions…”

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September/October

“CDC’s latest Vital Signs report exposes a concerning trend…”

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July/August

“Air quality as a risk factor for heart attack…”

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May/June

“Why Million Hearts® 2022…”

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March/April

“Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of Americans…”

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Million Hearts® 2022 e-Update

“Preventing cardiovascular disease is our Land of Opportunity…”

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January/February

“I am delighted to report that we are making major progress toward preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes…”

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March/April

“National Minority Health Month in April is an important time to learn what each of us can do to prevent heart attacks and strokes, especially among those at greater risk for cardiovascular disease…”

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May/June

“Congratulations to our 2015 Hypertension Control Champions! This year, we recognize 18 health care practices and systems…”

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July/August

“Smoking costs the U.S. public more than $300 billion a year—and for many smokers, their lives and limbs…”

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September/October

“September was Cholesterol Awareness Month. In Million Hearts®, the ‘C’ in the ‘ABCS’ gets our attention every day…”

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November/December

“As both 2016 and the first phase of Million Hearts® come to a close, let’s reflect on the progress we have made together in the past 5 years…”

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January/February

“February is American Heart Month—an opportunity for everyone to join forces in the fight against heart disease and stroke…”

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March/April

“Congratulations 2014 Hypertension Control Champions! Million Hearts® recently recognized 30 public and private health care practices and systems…”

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May/June

“May is American Stroke Month, an important time to remember that stroke is now more common in women than men in the United States…”

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July/August

“The FDA is taking action on partially hydrogenated oils, the major source of artificially produced trans fat in processed foods…”

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September/October

“Join and spread the word about the 2015 Hypertension Control Challenge! Million Hearts® is calling for nominations…”

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November/December

“Happy Holidays from Million Hearts®! Thank you for all you did to prevent heart attacks and strokes in 2015…”

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January/February

“A happy, heart-healthy 2014 to Million Hearts® partners and supporters! I’m pleased to announce the selection of the 2013 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Champions…”

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March/April

“Last year, the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and CDC urged practices and health systems to use evidence-based hypertension treatment protocols…”

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May/June

“Recently analyzed data show encouraging improvements in Americans’ cardiovascular risk factors and suggest that continued efforts nationwide could prevent many more heart attacks and strokes…”

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July/August

“The 2014 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge is now open! Has your practice or health system successfully worked with patients to reduce high blood pressure…”

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September/October

“I was honored to be a featured speaker at the CDC’s recent Public Health Grand Rounds…”

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November/December

“‘Do the math!’ An estimated 35 million Americans are at high risk for heart attack and stroke due to uncontrolled high blood pressure…”

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January/February

“Welcome to the first issue of our new e-newsletter, the Million Hearts® e-Update! Active, engaged supporters are vital to the success of the initiative…”

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American Heart Month Edition

“Welcome to a special American Heart Month edition of the Million Hearts® e-Update! We are especially pleased to share additional resources this month…”

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March/April

“In March, we celebrated National Nutrition Month, and this month, we celebrate World Health Day and National Minority Health Month…”

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May/June

“As the days get longer, Million Hearts® is committed to making every minute count. May and June offer endless opportunities to focus on better heart health…”

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July/August

“Is your practice or health system a Hypertension Control Champion? Large or small, private or public, if you have high blood pressure control rates greater than 70%…”

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September/October

“It’s not too late! The deadline to enter the 2013 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge has been extended…”

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November/December

“In November, the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and CDC urged practices and health systems to use an evidence-based hypertension treatment protocol…”

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Other News

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 videoexternal icon, 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.)

100 Congregations for Million Hearts® Launched

February 2013
In February 2013, Million Hearts® launched 100 Congregations for Million Hearts® pdf icon[PDF – 618 KB] to encourage faith-based organizations to increase awareness and action around heart disease prevention and high blood pressure.

Page last reviewed: October 22, 2019