What is a Provider Champion

Updated:Aug 15,2014

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What is a Million Hearts Provider Champion?

By joining the Million Hearts initiative in Missouri as a physician champion, medical professionals agree to serve as an expert resource and suggest activities and educational opportunities for the Million Hearts initiative in Missouri.

This role includes:

  • Promote among their peers the use of aspirin therapy, blood pressure control, cholesterol management and smoking cessation (also known as the ABCS) for the prevention of heart attack and stroke.
  • Serve on the Missouri Million Hearts Advisory Council and provide input on building infrastructure to prevent heart attack and stroke.
  • Other medical professionals interested in joining the Million Hearts initiative in Missouri as a physician champion are encouraged to contact Robin Hamann with the American Heart Association at 314-296-3710.
  • Physician Champion Role    
  • Pharmacist Champion Role    



Missouri Million Hearts Calendar

Tuesday, October 28
Million Hearts face-to-face meeting
10:30am - 3:00 pm
200 N Keene Street, Suite 101
Columbia, MO  65201

Wednesday, October 29
World Stroke Day

It’s #WorldStrokeDay!

Recognize this important day with us by heading to your nearest social media account and share this image to teach your network how to recognize and react in a stroke emergency.

World Stroke Day was established by the World Stroke Organization in 2006 to help spread public awareness of the world's high stroke risk and stroke prevalence.

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association supports the annual campaign by educating Americans about the stroke warning signs and the importance of taking action immediately. 

While stroke is the No. 4 cause of death and leading cause of disability in the U.S., many Americans do not think of stroke as a major health concern. 

We have made a lot of progress, but we still have a ways to go and need your help!

If you learn and share the F.A.S.T. stroke warning signs with your friends and family, you may save a life, possibly yours. Why? Because spotting the warning signs and calling 9-1-1 immediately can lead to quick stroke treatment and may even save a life.

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