Million Hearts® e-Updates
Manage Cardiovascular Disease with Vaccinations
Adults with heart conditions are more likely to get sick from COVID-19 and also have a higher risk of severe illness from influenza. Build confidence and educate your patients about COVID-19 and flu vaccines to help protect their well-being and heart health.
Together We’ve Got This: SMBP Monitoring for Hypertension Diagnosis and Control
Explore evidence-based self-measured blood pressure (SMBP) monitoring resources to help empower patients to take control of their high blood pressure. Strong scientific evidence shows that SMBP monitoring, also known as home blood pressure monitoring, plus clinical support help people with hypertension lower their blood pressure.
Help Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes by Becoming a Million Hearts® Partner
Become a Million Hearts® partner to help spread the word about Million Hearts® key strategies. Learn how to share information in the e-Update, register for the Self-Measured Blood Pressure (SMBP) Forum, join the Cardiac Rehabilitation Collaborative, and attend Million Hearts® partner calls.
Champion Blood Pressure Control
This February, Million Hearts® recognized 15 Hypertension Control Champions and announced HopeHealth and The Ohio State University and Wexner Medical Center as new Million Hearts® Health Systems. These and other partners are helping Million Hearts® make hypertension control a national priority.
Special Edition: The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension
Together, we’ve got this!
Read the Call to Action to incorporate action steps and resources that can help improve hypertension control in your work and communities. The key to the Million Hearts® goal of preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes is getting to an 80% hypertension control rate nationally.
Flu Vaccines are Essential for Heart Health
“Routine” care is anything but routine, which is why vaccination is paramount to protecting heart health with flu season around the corner. Encourage those in your life to get the flu vaccine, if possible, to stay heart healthy this season.
Prioritizing During a Pandemic: Cardiovascular Health
Apply now for the Million Hearts® Hospitals & Health Systems Recognition Program to help improve clinical quality and cardiovascular health. Strategies must include keeping patients and communities healthy, optimizing care, improving outcomes for priority populations, and innovating for health.
Focusing Our Hearts on YOU During Unprecedented Times
Protect your heart health during turbulent times brought on by COVID-19 by following the latest recommendations for social distancing, health care services, and hygiene. Remember to reach out to seek help when you require it and provide social support to those who may need it.
Saying YES to Protecting a Million Hearts
Answer the call of the Million Hearts® initiative by investing time, talent and resources in helping us reach our goal of improving cardiovascular health. Engage with our evidence-based practices, guidelines, and tools for effective implementation in your health care communities.
Zeroing in on Hypertension Control
Act now and embrace policies, guidelines, and procedures for effective hypertension control. Through many partnerships, Million Hearts® has been able to provide quality improvement support to physicians and pave the way for further evidence-based solutions.
Reflecting on a Personal Experience with Heart Disease
Read about a Million Hearts® team member’s experience with heart disease in her own family. The journey was long, but with support and determination, there was a happy ending. Reflect on how not everyone has an easy road to recovery and what we can do keep our families safe and healthy.
Continuing the Hard Work from the Halfway Point!
Learn about how the efforts of Million Hearts® have been made possible through the involvement of multiple sectors and how implementation has been fueled by best practices and proven strategies shared from the field. Together we can work toward increasing the hypertension control rate in the population to lessen the impact of heart disease.
Applauding Our Hypertension Control Champions
Celebrate the efforts made by our 2019 Hypertension Control Champions to control blood pressure for their patients. Their work is a steppingstone in helping Million Hearts® reach the goal of preventing 1 million events through a coordinated effort from both patients and health care providers.
Addressing Young Adults and Heart Health
Join the Million Hearts® efforts to focus action on reducing the occurrence of cardiovascular disease among young adults. The unique combination of stressors and demands on this age group makes them especially susceptible to neglecting heart health and makes it more challenging for them to adopt healthy habits. Review these success stories and strategies and act now to help people in your community live healthier lives.
Tackling the Public Health Burden of Heart Disease
Read about how heart disease has posed a daunting challenge to public health efforts across the United States and clarified the need to combine quality health services with innovative public health strategies. Together, these services and strategies can lead to evidence-based policies that have a lasting impact and create healthy and safe futures for our communities.
Learning and Acting to Save Lives
Learn about how Million Hearts® needs YOU to help us in saving millions of lives—even your own—through action that matters. Together we can join forces to combine our knowledge, efforts, and dedication to improve cardiovascular care across the country.
Adding Up Small Healthy Steps!
Start your journey to better health by taking the first step and adapting one or more of these Million Hearts® suggestions for living a healthy life. That first step may seem small, but building good habits will lead to a long and healthy life. Commit to change today and use our tools, stories, and articles to help guide you along the way!
Prescribing Cardiac Rehabilitation
Engage with the newest Million Hearts® resources, the Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) Change Package and the CR Communications Toolkit. CR teams across the country play a vital role in helping patients learn how to live long lives by developing lasting healthy habits. Help us meet our 2022 goal by becoming a CR champion in your community today!
Clearing Up Confusion About Cholesterol
Play a pivotal role in clearing up confusion around cholesterol management by familiarizing yourself with cholesterol management guidelines. Following these suggestions will help you handle cholesterol and lead the way to a heart-healthy life. To plan for a better year ahead, take a look at our Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, which will help you take that important first step!
“We are thrilled to announce the 2017 Hypertension Control Champions…”
“CDC’s latest Vital Signs report exposes a concerning trend…”
“Air quality as a risk factor for heart attack…”
“Why Million Hearts® 2022…”
“Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of Americans…”
Million Hearts® 2022 e-Update
“Preventing cardiovascular disease is our Land of Opportunity…”
“I am delighted to report that we are making major progress toward preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes…”
“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…”
“Congratulations to our 2015 Hypertension Control Champions! This year, we recognize 18 health care practices and systems…”
“Smoking costs the U.S. public more than $300 billion a year—and for many smokers, their lives and limbs…”
“September was Cholesterol Awareness Month. In Million Hearts®, the ‘C’ in the ‘ABCS’ gets our attention every day…”
“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…”
“February is American Heart Month—an opportunity for everyone to join forces in the fight against heart disease and stroke…”
“Congratulations 2014 Hypertension Control Champions! Million Hearts® recently recognized 30 public and private health care practices and systems…”
“May is American Stroke Month, an important time to remember that stroke is now more common in women than men in the United States…”
“The FDA is taking action on partially hydrogenated oils, the major source of artificially produced trans fat in processed foods…”
“Join and spread the word about the 2015 Hypertension Control Challenge! Million Hearts® is calling for nominations…”
“Happy Holidays from Million Hearts®! Thank you for all you did to prevent heart attacks and strokes in 2015…”
“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…”
“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…”
“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…”
“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…”
“I was honored to be a featured speaker at the CDC’s recent Public Health Grand Rounds…”
“‘Do the math!’ An estimated 35 million Americans are at high risk for heart attack and stroke due to uncontrolled high blood pressure…”
“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…”
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…”
“In March, we celebrated National Nutrition Month, and this month, we celebrate World Health Day and National Minority Health Month…”
“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…”
“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%…”
“It’s not too late! The deadline to enter the 2013 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge has been extended…”
“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…”