AHA and the Million Hearts Initiative

Updated:Sep 15,2011
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The AHA and the Million Hearts Initiative

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  • Effective community CVD prevention interventions have been underutilized due to a lack of a coordinated national effort.
  • Million Hearts Initiative is a new Health and Human Services (HHS) effort that aims to prevent a million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years and demonstrate to the American people that improving the health system can save lives.
  • Each year there are approximately 2 million heart attacks and strokes in the United States. The campaign is expected to produce a 10 percent reduction in the rate of acute cardiovascular events each year for 5 years resulting in one million heart attack and strokes prevented.

    Read the full article in Circulation
    Circulation. 2011, published online before print Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e3182327084

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