Heart Disease and Stroke

Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Public health agencies are a key partner in preventing heart attacks and strokes. They play a role in the identification of best and promising public health interventions for prevention and early identification of heart disease, and have unique opportunities to link with clinical care. As a Million Hearts Partner, ASTHO is supporting state health agencies and other partners in their state to address components of Million Hearts, particularly around blood pressure control.

ASTHO Supports Million Hearts

Million Hearts logo

Million Hearts is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. Launched in September 2011, the initiative brings together public and private partners to enhance cardiovascular disease prevention activities and improve care by encouraging a target focus on the "ABCS":

  • Aspirin for people at risk
  • Blood pressure control
  • Cholesterol management
  • Smoking cessation

Public health agencies are a key partner in preventing heart attacks and strokes. They play a role in the identification of best and promising public health interventions for prevention and early identification of heart disease, and have unique opportunities to link with clinical care. As a Million Hearts Partner, ASTHO is supporting state health agencies and other partners in their state to address components of Million Hearts, particularly around blood pressure control.

State Initiatives to Improve Hypertension Identification, Treatment, and Control

State Initiatives to Improve Hypertension Identification, Treatment, and Control

This clickable map contains descriptions of ASTHO's Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Collaborative activities for all 23 participating states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Republic of Palau.This clickable map contains descriptions of ASTHO's Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Collaborative activities for all 20 participating states, the District of Columbia, and the Republic of Palau. View map »

 

Tools for Change - Reducing Hypertension in States and Territories

State Learning Collaborative Tools for Change To help achieve the goal of Million Hearts, ASTHO is focused on integrating public health and healthcare efforts to improve hypertension control. ASTHO has compiled tools and resources from states, national organizations, and federal agencies to drive the work of states and territories toward achieving the goal of Million Hearts. View all resources »

State Learning Collaborative to Improve Blood Pressure Control

Click to view ASTHO’s Million Hearts State Learning Collaborative Booklet ASTHO, with CDC's support, is working with state health agencies from 23 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Republic of Palau to achieve Million Hearts' goal through a learning collaborative focused on integrating public health and healthcare efforts to improve hypertension. Read more »

Systems Change in Action

This short video illustrates systems change in action. Systems change includes collaborating across sectors to improve systems at the federal, state and local levels to influence a variety of key levers. View full size »

Million Hearts was launched in 2011 by the Department of Health and Human Services and co-led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the title Million Hearts is a registered trademark.