Heart disease is the leading cause of death for 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 great opportunity to spread the word 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 more 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 to promote heart health, like a group walk or a heart-healthy cooking demonstration.
- Take action: Be the cure! Join the American Heart Association’s national movement to support healthier communities and healthier lives.
By raising awareness about heart disease and ways to prevent it, communities, organizations, and health professionals can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices.