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Be One in a Million Hearts™

Preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes in five years will require the work and commitment to change from all of us. There are steps that each of us can take to reach this goal as a nation. Be one in a Million Hearts™ and see how your actions can make a positive difference. A Million Hearts™ begins with you.

As a Health Care Provider

  • TREAT high blood pressure and cholesterol in your patients.
  • TREAT appropriate patients with Aspirin.
  • ESTABLISH and DISCUSS with patients their specific goals for treatment and the most effective ways that they can help control their risk factors for heart disease and stroke.
  • COACH your patients to develop heart-healthy habits, such as regular exercise and a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, and stress reduction techniques. Provide tools to show their progress and access to team members to help them succeed.
  • ASK your patients about their smoking status and provide cessation support and medication when appropriate.
  • ASK about barriers to medication adherence and help find solutions.
  • USE health information technology, such as electronic health records and decision support tools, to improve the delivery of care and control of the ABCS.

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