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The Initiative


The Building Blocks of Million Hearts™: An Overview of Public & Private Support

Million Hearts™ will promote innovations to identify people now at cardiac risk, ensure that they receive appropriate treatment, reduce the need for blood pressure and cholesterol treatment, promote healthy diet and physical activity, and support smoke-free environments to reduce current and future cardiac risk.

Through communication, clinical measurement, and reporting to tens of thousands of health care providers and thousands of health care facilities for outpatient care, Million Hearts™ will provide a necessary focus showing that the ABCS (Aspirin for people at risk, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol management, Smoking cessation) are a top priority. Million Hearts™ supports health IT, connection and adherence to care, full deployment of teams to help people get and stay healthy, and other health system innovations that improve delivery of the ABCS to people who need them.

Partners from across the public and private health sectors, including federal agencies; doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals; private insurers; businesses; health advocacy groups; and community organizations, will support Million Hearts™ through a wide range of activities.

The following are some of the current public and private sector support. Going forward, Million Hearts™ will be successful through the long-term implementation, ongoing coordination of efforts, and ability to achieve sustained community and clinical innovations.

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Public Sector Support

Data Harmonization. Several agencies within the Federal government are working toward ensuring that systems measuring the ABCS are uniform and consistent. This will both improve health system performance in delivering these essential services and reduce burden on providers and health care systems.

State and Local Support

Private Sector Support

Many national associations are committed to engaging their constituents in this important initiative, particularly those involved in the delivery and support of primary care whose involvement is so central to the reliable delivery of the ABCS.