Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. American Heart Month is a chance to raise awareness about preventing heart disease.
With this and other National Health Observance toolkits offered on healthfinder.gov, we’ve made it easier for you to make a difference. The toolkits provide resources for organizations like schools, health care providers, health departments, and others to raise awareness about critical public health issues, like heart health.
This toolkit is full of ideas to help you take action today. For example:
- Add information about living a heart-healthy lifestyle to your newsletter.
- Tweet about American Heart Month.
- Host a community event where families can be active while learning about local health resources.
- Take action: Be the cure! Join the American Heart Association’s national movement in support of healthier communities and healthier lives.
By spreading the word about heart disease and how to prevent it, communities, health professionals, and organizations can work together to encourage people to live heart-healthy lives.