Be Part of the One Million Hearts Campaign
|Tuesday, 04 October 2011|
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), with several key initial partners, recently launched Million Hearts, an initiative that aims to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years. Currently, cardiovascular disease costs $444 billion every year in medical costs and lost productivity in Americans. Building on work already underway thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Million Hearts will help improve Americans’ health and increase productivity.
Million Hearts is focused on two goals:
“Heart disease causes one of every three American deaths and constitutes 17 percent of overall national health spending,” said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “By enlisting partners from across the health sector, Million Hearts will create a national focus on combating heart disease.”
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View the full press release here. For more information about the Million Hearts initiative, visit http://millionhearts.hhs.gov. Million Hearts is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.