As a member of the CDC Million Hearts Collaborative, NACCHO invites local health departments (LHDs) to be a part of Million Hearts - a national initiative with the ambitious goal of preventing one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. NACCHO will provide LHDs with the information and resources to educate the public on the importance of preventing heart attack and stroke in the United States.
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The American Heart Association aims to raise awareness of Americans’ excess sodium intake and its impact on health, and to motivate consumers to reduce their personal sodium intake and to demand less sodium in the food supply. The tagline, “I Love You Salt, But You’re Breaking My Heart” conveys the concept that we all have a relationship with salt, but it’s not a healthy one—and we need to break up with excess salt so we can live healthier lives. The website will provide information about sodium and health, and tips for reducing sodium intake using a quiz, a blog authored by a registered dietitian, and other educational content such as infographics and articles.
Local Health Departments: Be a Part of the Million Hearts Initiative
Are you a local health department that's doing work in one or all of the following areas:
If so, then sign up here with NACCHO to be a part of the Million Hearts Initiative.
Preventing one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017 will require the work and commitment to change from local health departments, primary health care providers and the business community. Click here to find out more about Million Hearts and more ways you can get involved.