About the Million Hearts® Collaboration

What is the Million Hearts® Collaboration?

The Million Hearts® Collaboration to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke (MHC) was established in 2015 to bring together national, state and local partner to implement Million Hearts® strategies. MHC organizations work together to disseminate evidence-based cardiovascular disease prevention strategies and resources, promote the use of consistent cardiovascular health messaging, and provide opportunities for sharing best practices and evidence-based approaches by state and local partners. American Heart Association commitment to Million Hearts® The American Heart Association (AHA) supports Million Hearts® by integrating strategies in its work with healthcare providers and health systems, leveraging the reach of communication channels including specific meetings, as well as identifying solutions for policy initiatives. AHA, in partnership with the National Forum on Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention guides the efforts of the MHC.

The following MHC member organizations support this commitment by disseminating tools and resources, promoting Million Hearts® priorities and engaging stakeholders in strategy implementation.

  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • American Kidney Fund (AKF)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
  • Association of Public Health Nurses (APHN)
  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention (CDC)
  • National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD)
  • National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO)
  • National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (NF)
  • Ohio State University (OSU)
  • Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA)
  • YMCA of the USA

Million Hearts® 2022 Goals

Million Hearts® focuses on the priorities of keeping people healthy, optimizing care and reaching priority populations to achieve the goals listed below to meet the aim of 1 million fewer heart attacks and strokes in the next 5 years:

  • 20% reduction in sodium intake
  • 20% reduction in tobacco use
  • 20% reduction in physical inactivity
  • 80% performance on the ABCS Clinical Quality Measures
  • 70% participation in cardiac rehab among eligible patients