Million Hearts®

Million Hearts® is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years. Million Hearts® brings together communities, health systems, nonprofit organizations, federal agencies, and private-sector partners from across the country to fight heart disease and stroke. It is a joint initiative of CDC and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The National Forum is a Million Hearts® partner, as are 27 of the National Forum’s members.


Becoming a Million Hearts® Partner

The National Forum encourages all of its members to become Million Hearts® Partners. The following documents are intended for any National Forum member organization interested in becoming a Million Hearts® Partner:

National Forum staff members are here to assist you in the Million Hearts® Partner application process. Please let us know if we can help you / answer any questions you might have.  


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The CDC Million Hearts® Collaboration

The CDC Million Hearts® Collaboration coordinates and disseminates priority messages and strategies related to the Million Hearts® initiative.

The American Heart Association and the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention are co-leading the Collaboration, which includes the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors with its Cardiovascular Health Council, and the National Association of County and City Health Officials.



Want to Share Million Hearts® Messages with Your Audience?

Every month we produce a Million Hearts® themed messaging campaign. Some past themes include hypertension team-based care, National Eating Healthy Day, tobacco control and prevention, and state engagement around Million Hearts® priorities. 

If you are interested in joining our messaging campaign, let us know. We’ll send you a newsletter article, talking points, and social media posts for you to share with your members or target audience.



Million Hearts® State Engagement Guide

The CDC Million Hearts® Collaboration encourages states to get involved with Million Hearts®. The Million Hearts® State Engagement Guide includes information on the initiative as well as ways to support Million Hearts®, lessons learned and key recommendations, workshop descriptions and examples, resources, and information on how the Collaboration organizations can assist you in working with Million Hearts®...




Million Hearts® and Sodium: Best Practices and Opportunities

August 22, 2013

The National Forum and American Heart Association hosted a webinar on the Million Hearts® initiative as well as recent developments to address sodium in the United States. Click here to watch a recording of the event or to download the presentation slides.



Million Hearts® Interview With John Clymer

April 12, 2013