AHA and the Million Hearts Initiative
The AHA and the Million Hearts Initiative
- 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