High Burden, Great Opportunity: Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes
Date:Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Janet S. Wright, MD, FACC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
In the shadows of exotic viruses that spark public health emergency responses, are the lingering health effects from cardiovascular disease—the leading cause of death in the United States. Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, continues to represent the primary cause of life years lost for one in every three adults. To reduce the burden of heart attack and stroke in the U.S., the Department of Health and Human Services launched Million Hearts®. This initiative aligns policies, programs, and resources to help clinicians improve cardiovascular health for all. During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn about the components of Million Hearts® and the strategies to help find and address the needs of those at greatest risk for cardiovascular disease.
- Describe the key components of Million Hearts® and the targets that must be met to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes
- Discuss the accomplishments of Million Hearts®
- State how evidence-based strategies can help identify and address the needs of those at greatest risk for heart attack and stroke
- Discuss the use of standardized treatment approaches to improve outcomes for patients at risk for heart attack and stroke
Million Hearts® Tools and Protocols:
- Hypertension Treatment Protocols
- Finding those with Undiagnosed Hypertension
- Hypertension Control Change Package
- Hypertension Action Steps for Clinicians
- Hypertension Action Steps for Employers
- Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring: Action Steps for Clinicians
- Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring: Action Steps for Public Health
Million Hearts® Partners and Progress:
Million Hearts® Learn and Prevent:
- John’s Story: How I came back from a heart attack
- “It Takes a Team” video
- Spanish language website
- 100 Congregations for Million Hearts®
- Million Hearts® Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Resource Center
- Audio conference call on 2/23/16: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
- Web-on-demand training after 3:00 PM on 2/23/16
- Materials: PowerPoint slide set
- Activity number:WCWD2286(SC)
- Date of origination:December 12, 2013
- Date of renewal:December 12, 2015
- Date of expiration:December 12, 2017
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- Support/Funding:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Risk Communications Branch
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