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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Dialing in for Stronger Hearts
The National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention launched the Stronger Hearts™ Helpline, a new 24/7 call-center resource for people living with heart failure and their loved ones. The Helpline's pilot program will run out of San Bernardino County in California, which has the second highest rate of heart failure in the state, where 20 percent of the County's Medicare beneficiaries live with the disease. Stronger Hearts builds on San Bernardino County's existing 2-1-1 helpline program, which provides a variety of health and community resources to local residents.
"Where people live, work, learn and play has great bearing on their health and on the type of daily health care they receive," said National Forum Executive Director John Clymer. "Through Stronger Hearts, we hope to further prove the power of a combined, centralized health service like this 2-1-1 helpline. The National Forum appreciates the efforts of our many national members, as well as the San Bernardino community groups that helped make the Stronger Hearts Helpline possible."
For more information on the Stronger Hearts Helpline, visit http://www.nationalforum.org/strongerheartshelpline.