Thank you for being a Million Hearts® partner! Through the collective and focused action of partners like you, Million Hearts® has helped and will continue to help prevent heart attacks and strokes in the United States. Below, you will find a variety of materials and key messages to help you spread the word about the new Vital Signs release.
Heart attacks and strokes have enormous health and financial consequences in our families, jobs, and communities—and are largely preventable. The latest CDC Vital Signs report, released September 6 at 1 p.m. ET, shows that more than 800,000 heart attacks and strokes happened to a surprising group in 2016: people ages 35–64.
Despite this worrisome situation we know how to make an impact. By making small changes each day and sustaining them over time, we can help prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2022—but we must act now. Read the CDC Vital Signs report to see the national and state-level data and to get in-depth information about specific strategies that health systems, health care professionals, and public health practitioners can use to lead change at local levels to reverse the course of heart attacks and strokes among middle-aged adults.
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Vital Signs: Preventing 1 Million Heart Attacks and Strokes
Heart attacks and strokes are catastrophic, life-changing, and all too common—yet most are preventable. Alarmingly, more than 800,000 of these events happened to adults ages 35–64 in 2016. Many opportunities to spot and treat risk factors, such as identifying people with undiagnosed high blood pressure and improving physical activity, are missed every day.
Visit cdc.gov/vitalsigns to read and share the latest Vital Signs report, which provides important details about people at risk, including:
Million Hearts® is a national initiative with a network of partners focused on preventing 1 million heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular events by 2022. By supporting actions to take small daily steps at the personal, community, and system levels, people and professionals can have a major impact in reducing rates of heart attack and stroke.
We at [insert organization name] are proud to partner with Million Hearts® to help prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2022. Learn more about Million Hearts® 2022 by visiting http://millionhearts.hhs.gov/. To learn how you can get involved, contact [insert organization point of contact name and email address].
Use this modifiable press release to inform your partners and networks about the new Vital Signs report and your efforts to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the United States by 2022.