HHS Initiative Aims To Trim Heart Attack, Stroke Deaths
On Tuesday, HHS launched the Million Hearts campaign to prevent one million deaths from heart attacks and strokes over the next five years through clinical interventions and lifestyle changes. Participating organizations -- which include the American Heart Association and the American Medical Association -- will seek to raise awareness of heart disease, improve access to quality health care and encourage healthy behaviors. According to HHS, there are about two million heart attacks and strokes annually and 800,000 deaths, many of which can be prevented with basic health care.
- "U.S. Seeks To Prevent 1 Million Heart Attacks, Strokes" (Reinberg, HealthDay, 9/13).
- "Campaign Aims To Prevent Heart Attacks, Strokes" (Blesch, Modern Healthcare, 9/13).
- "'Million Hearts' Plan To Shape Physician Quality Reporting" (Lowes, Medscape Medical News, 9/13).