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Must Have Toolkit – Heart Health Awareness Month

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First, the good news – Heart disease CAN OFTEN be prevented when people make healthy choices, move more and manage their health and wellness! The formula is simple, but it’s not easy! Helping employees prevent heart related diseases can not only reduce healthcare costs, but CAN save lives.

In support of American Heart Awareness Month, those of us whose professional work (and personal mission!) is centered around promoting employee health and well-being, the Office of Disease Prevention & Health Promotion makes it easy to help “spread the health.”

Here is a FREE TOOLKIT by the ODPHP to help in your Employee Wellness initiatives, as well as tips, resources and tools to help your family & friends make healthier choices, protect their heart and prevent heart disease – thus, saving money on healthcare and saving lives.

TOOLKIT: American Heart Month
Posted on January 31, 2018 by ODPHP

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 toolkit 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:

  1. Add information about living a heart-healthy lifestyle to your newsletter.
  2. Tweet about American Heart Month.
  3. Host a community event where families can be active while learning about local health resources.
  4. Take action: Be the cure!External Link: You are leaving health.gov 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.

Cheers to making a difference!

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