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Celebrate American Heart Awareness Month in February!StethescopeHearts

Join Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) to celebrate American Heart Awareness Month. The resources below help patients and healthcare providers take concrete steps toward improved cardiac health. Let's work together to make this campaign a success!

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Cardiac Rehabilitation Event

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Attend the Cardiac Rehab Roundtable hosted by Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) on
February 27, 2018, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET.

The event will review the Million Hearts 2022® cardiac rehabilitation priorities, explain the barriers of outpatient cardiac rehabilitation, discuss alternatives for home health settings when outpatient cardiac rehab is not possible, and list three methods to improve home health patients' cardiac rehabilitation participation.

Speakers: Janet Wright, MD, FACC, Million Hearts® Executive Director; Kate Traynor, RN, MS, FAACVPR, Massachusetts General Hospital Director, CVD Prevention Director; and Bud Langham, PT, MBA, Encompass Home Health Chief Clinical Officer.

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Million Hearts 2022® Event  

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Plan to attend the upcoming session of Public Health Grand Rounds, "Million Hearts® 2022: A Compelling Call to Action, on February 20, 2018 at 1 p.m. ET, where partners and physicians discuss how to use Million Hearts® strategies and tools in their systems, practices, and communities. No need to register ahead of time. Just click the link at the appointed hour.

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 For healthcare providers and patients:

  • Help spread the word about American Heart Awareness Month by using your Twitter feed. The American Heart Association has partnered with Healthfinder.gov to provide a set of tweets that you can cut and paste into your Twitter stream. Just visit healthfinder.gov/NHO/FebruaryToolkit.aspx#tweets to use your preferred messages.
  • Join the Office of Minority Health and the American Heart Association on February 14 from 2–3:00 p.m. ET for their African American Heart Health Twitter Chat. Participate in the conversation to discuss heart health disparities among African Americans and share resources for healthcare professionals and communities. Use the hashtag #LoveYourHeartChat.