February is American Heart Month
Did you know? Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease... it is the leading cause of death for men and women in the US.
How can American Heart Month make a difference?
We can use this month to raise awareness about heart disease . The National Health Information Center shares the following things you can do:
- Celebrate National Wear Red Day to raise awareness about women and heart disease. Encourage everyone in your community to wear red on February 3, 2017. Visit Go Red for Women for more information.
- Host an American Heart Month event at a local school, health center, or library. Work with local recreation and fitness centers to spread the word about the importance of physical activity to prevent heart disease.
- Contact your local Red Cross to host a CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training event in your community. Urge local community members to learn CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator). These skills can help save the life of someone who has sudden cardiac arrest.
- Host a 20-minute group walk around your office at lunchtime.
- Conduct a cooking demonstration using a heart-healthy recipe.
- Follow CDC’s Million Hearts® on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about heart disease and stroke prevention.
- California Conference of Local Health Officers Policy Platform
- Healthcare Providers
- Disaster Healthcare Volunteers of California
- Prescription Discount Program - Now you can get cards online.