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Million Hearts® Delaware

Million Hearts® Delaware is a public-private effort to advance the goal of the national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.  Million Hearts® Delaware aligns the efforts of hospitals, government, major employers, and health care providers to combat cardiovascular disease with three specific aims: public awareness, provider engagement, and blood pressure screening.

Heart disease and stroke combined are the leading cause of death in Delaware.  Excess weight, hypertension, and smoking contribute to thousands of heart attacks and strokes in Delaware each year.  Million Hearts Delaware is committed to saving lives through aligning the efforts and resources of its partners.  

Through its public awareness initiative, Million Hearts® Delaware is working hard to improve blood pressure control and waist circumference, easily measured  risk factors for reducing heart attacks and strokes. Not only is the goal to identify risk, but also to connect individuals with health care providers. For year two of our initiative, we also are focusing on tobacco cessation, the single most important behavior for cardiovascular disease risk reduction. Our efforts are aimed at increasing taxes and negative advertising – the most effective evidence-based methods for stopping use of tobacco products.

For the clinical prevention arm of the initiative, Million Hearts® Delaware aims to improve care for people who do need treatment by encouraging a targeted focus on the “ABCS“—Aspirin for people at risk, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol management and Smoking cessation—which address the major risk factors for cardiovascular disease and can help to prevent heart attacks and strokes.


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Million Hearts® Delaware Founding Partners

Christiana Care Health System
Delaware Center for Health Promotion at Delaware State University
Delaware Academy of Family Physicians
Delaware Academy of Medicine
Delaware Chapters of the American Heart Association
Delaware Greenways
Delaware Healthcare Association
Medical Society of Delaware
Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Quality Insights of Delaware
American College of Cardiology - Delaware
State of Delaware, Division of Public Health

Million Hearts DE website is sponsored by the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians.

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Million Hearts DE is supported by a grant from Christiana Care Health System.

Christiana Care Health System
The Million Hearts® word and logo marks, and the Be One in a Million Hearts®slogan and logo marks and associated trade dress are owned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Use of these marks does not imply endorsement by HHS. Use of the Marks also does not necessarily imply that the materials have been reviewed or approved by HHS.
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