How is the AHA Addressing Million HeartsŪ: For Professionals

Updated:Aug 4,2014

The Guideline Advantage™ combines the expertise of the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association to advance prevention and disease management in the outpatient setting. The Guideline Advantage™ quality improvement program utilizes data from electronic health records (EHRs) or health technology platforms to report on adherence to evidence-based treatment guidelines within the outpatient setting.

The program aligns with key national initiatives and supporting Meaningful Use and Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) initiatives.

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology are excited to provide a series of new cardiovascular prevention guidelines for the assessment of cardiovascular risk, lifestyle modifications that reduce risk, management of elevated blood cholesterol, and management of increased body weight in adults. To support the implementation of these guidelines, the new Pooled Cohort Equations CV Risk Calculator and additional Prevention Guideline are available here.

How is the American Heart Association addressing the ABCS and Sodium Reduction Priorities?


How is the American Heart Association addressing Million Hearts® Priorities?

MH BP HeartThe American Heart Association has brought together leaders across the healthcare, pharmaceutical, device, retail, and technology industries, along with key players in community health, to work together to propose solutions to one of our nation's most threatening health emergencies. By participating in this community with your ideas, expertise, and commitment to helping more Americans control their blood pressure, you are helping the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association and all of our partners take an important step closer to success.

Million Hearts® Tools & Resources


Million Hearts® and Cholesterol: 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults: Review of Case Studies
Held on Friday, November 21, 2014

CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds, “Preventing A Million Heart Attacks and Strokes: A Turning Point for Impact,”
Held on Tuesday, September 16
Now available at

Million Hearts® and Smoking Cessation-Leveraging ACA Initiatives in States and Local Communities
August 27, 2014
1:00-2:00 pm CST/ 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Million Hearts®  and Controlling Hypertension in Adults: Guidance for the Use of Protocols
August 26, 2014
2:00-3:00 pm CT/ 3:00-4:00 pm ET

Million Hearts® and Sodium Reduction Strategies: State and Federal Innovative Actions
August 11, 2014

Blood Pressure Guidelines: Using Science for Integrated Public Health and Clinical Care Systems
2013 ACC / AHA / CDC Science Advisory: An Effective Approach to High Blood Pressure Control (Available here). Featuring Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the American Heart Association, the webinar will also address the role of public health, payers, and other key partners in adopting a systems approach to improve hypertension control. Slides.
April 11, 2014; 1pm-2pm EST

AHA and National Forum
Million Hearts® and Sodium: Best Practices and Opportunities
Recording, Slides and Description

NACCHO and AHA featuring Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, AHA
Million Hearts: Controlling High Blood Pressure- A Public Health Imperative

Million Hearts Engagement at the State Level