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Preventing a million heart attacks and strokes : a turning point for impact
  • Published Date:
    September 16, 2014
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF-2.87 MB]


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  • Corporate Authors:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.). Office of the Associate Director for Communication. ; National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.). Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. ;
  • Description:
    Million Hearts: Where We Are and Where We Need To Go [PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation by Janet Wright, p. 2-19] -- Success in Blood Pressure Control : 2013 Hypertension Champions[PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation by Andrew Tremblay, p. 20-35] -- Tobacco Use Prevention in Massachusetts [PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation by Patricia P. Henley, p. 36-56] -- Partnerships to Improve Cardiovascular Health through Sodium Reduction in Los Angeles County [PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation by Patricia L. Cummings, p. 57-74].

    Heart attacks and strokes contribute to the almost 800,000 deaths from cardiovascular disease each year. The trauma to families and communities is devastating; the cost to the US economy is nearly $1 billion each day in medical costs and lost productivity. To achieve sustainable prevention, the Department of Health and Human Services launched Million Hearts®, a national initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. Million Hearts® focuses the efforts of federal agencies, states, regions, communities and individuals on this common goal, ensuring the coordination of public health, clinical care and policy approaches to this complex problem.

    Million Hearts® focuses on increasing the number of communities who go smoke-free, decreasing sodium in the food supply, and eliminating trans-fat. In addition to changes to our environment, Million Hearts® calls for changes in the health care system that will produce better performance in the ABCS (Aspirin when appropriate, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol management, Smoking cessation).

    Join us as we hear about the progress that has been made, along with the work that is still needed to reach the goal of preventing one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. Specifically, we’ll hear how public health and clinical care experts are coming together in communities to improve blood pressure control, how comprehensive tobacco policy efforts can have statewide impact, and how efforts to promote healthy nutrition can occur through increasing the availability of lower sodium products.

    As Million Hearts® approaches its half-way mark, we need to accelerate that progress. There is a role for local and state governments, individuals, local and national organizations, providers, health care systems and insurers. Together, we can send a clear signal that cardiovascular events can be prevented when each of us takes a few, specific, impactful actions. Please tune into this grand rounds to learn what you can do to help prevent heart attacks and strokes.

    Public Health Grand Rounds held Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at 1pm EDT.

    Presented by: Janet Wright, MD, Executive Director, Million Hearts®, Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [“Million Hearts: Where We Are and Where We Need To Go”]; Andrew Tremblay, MD, Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Keene, New Hampshire [“Success in Blood Pressure Control”]; Patricia P. Henley, Med, Director, Office of Tobacco Prevention, Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program, Division of Prevention and Wellness, Massachusetts Department of Public Health [“Tobacco Use Prevention in Massachusetts”]; Patricia L. Cummings, MPH, PhD, Program Manager, Sodium Reduction Initiative Epidemiologist. Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health [“Partnerships to Improve Cardiovascular Health through Sodium Reduction in Los Angeles County”].

    Facilitated by: John Iskander, MD, MPH, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds; Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds; Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Manager, Public Health Grand Rounds.

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