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.
Please check back for information on upcoming webinars.
In the Spotlight
New Resource: New community health worker (CHW) article in Preventing Chronic Disease
A new community health worker article is featured in Preventing Chronic Disease. It discusses the results of an evaluation conducted from 2007-2010 describing behavioral effects of using the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)'s heart health curriculum in 25 sites.
Local health departments: access the article today to find out how you can use the curriculum in your community today!
February is American Heart Month
February is American Heart Month - a great opportunity for local health departments to raise awareness about heart disease control and prevention in their jurisdictions. Take a look at the following resources NACCHO's Chronic Disease team has compiled to help local health departments bring attention to the number one cause of death in the United States:
New Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Control Resources
Local health departments, take a look at these new resources on to help prevent and control cardiovascular disease in your communities:
Frugal Sodium Reduction
Recent public health efforts to reduce Americans' consumption of sodium encourage meat producers to look for new ways to reduce sodium in their products. However, rising ingredient costs can make it difficult for meat manufacturers to reduce sodium levels in their products. Click here to read more about ingredient suppliers finding new ways to make flavor-enhancing and flavor-masking ingredients more affordable.
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.