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Heart disease and stroke are the first and fourth leading causes of death in the United States. Heart disease is responsible for 1 of every 3 deaths in the country. Million Hearts™ is a national initiative that has set an ambitious goal to prevention 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. The impact will be even greater over time.
Million Hearts™ aims to prevent heart disease and stroke by:
- Improving access to effective care.
- Improving the quality of care for the ABCS.
- Focusing clinical attention on the prevention of heart attack and stroke.
- Activating the public to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle.
- Improving the prescription and adherence to appropriate medications for the ABCS.
The Million Hearts™ initiative will focus, coordinate, and enhance cardiovascular disease prevention activities across the public and private sectors in an unprecedented effort to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over five years and demonstrate to the American people that improving the health system can save lives. Million Hearts™ will scale-up proven clinical and community strategies to prevent heart disease and stroke across the nation.
Million Hearts™ brings together existing efforts and new programs to improve health across communities and help Americans live longer, healthier, more productive lives. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are the co-leaders of Million Hearts™ within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, working alongside other federal agencies including the Administration for Community Living, National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Food and Drug Administration, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Office of the National Coordinator, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Key private-sector partners include the American Heart Association, and YMCA, among many others.
- Million Hearts™ Fact Sheet [PDF-1M]
- New Million Hearts™ Tools Announced by Partners [PDF-234K]
Press release issued on 11/03/2011 about new Million Hearts™ tools.
- Million Hearts™: Strategies to Reduce the Prevalence of Leading Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Learn about the science of Million Hearts™.
- The American Heart Association and the Million Hearts™ Initiative: A Presidential Advisory From the American Heart Association [PDF-286K]
American Heart Association
- The “Million Hearts™” Initiative—Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes
New England Journal of Medicine
- New Public-Private Sector Initiative Aims to Prevent 1 Million Heart Attacks and Strokes in Five Years [PDF-132K]
Press release issued 09/13/2011
Celebrate Health IT Week!
Hawai‘i Health Connector September eNews
The Connector Issues RFP for Communication Services
Today, we have issued a request for proposals (RFP) from qualified bidders to provide professional communication services to promote the online health insurance marketplace we are currently developing.
The RFP contains three components—market research, communication strategy, and public relations. We are looking to grow brand awareness and position the online marketplace as the premier source of health insurance information for consumers and business in Hawai‘i.
Interested companies can download the RFP and find information about the Connector’s activities online at www.hawaiihealthconnector.com. The RFP and detailed instructions can be found under the “Public Notices” section of the website. The direct link to the RFP is http://www.hawaiihealthconnector.com/Public_Notices.html
Questions about the RFP should be directed to Kathy Mitchell via email: Kathy@hawaiihealthconnector.com
Community Outreach Meeting
The next community outreach meeting will be Friday, September 21, 2012. The public is invited to participate in an open discussion regarding the Connector’s branding and logo development. We are very excited to work with consumers on this important milestone and we want as much input as possible so our logo is truly one that everyone can be proud of.
Visit our website for time and location details of the upcoming meeting.
Consumer Advisory Committee
The Community Outreach Team has extended the deadline for submitting applications to be part of the Consumer Advisory Committee to Friday, September 7, 2012.
The Consumer Advisory Committee will represent a wide variety of consumer and employer interests, including:
(a) Individuals and Small Businesses who will purchase health plans through the Connector;
(b) Diverse populations throughout the state; and
(c) Organizations that help individuals to enroll in health plans through the Connector, including insurance providers and advocates for hard-to-reach populations.
Members who serve on this committee will represent small businesses and consumers statewide and will participate in strategic outreach initiatives.
If you are interested in serving on the Committee or know of someone, complete the attached application and submit it to email@example.com. (For application, click here)
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