NACDD has been a proud national partner of Million Hearts® since 2012 and works with CDC and many other partners to support the priority areas of Million Hearts®. The Million Hearts® Collaboration, facilitated by the American Heart Association, supports improving cardiovascular health outcomes in a variety of sectors and increases communication and dissemination of key strategies, tools, and evidence-based resources to accomplish established goals.
The Million Hearts® Hospitals and Health Systems designation was developed to encourage and recognize hospitals that adopt evidence-based, systematic approaches known to improve quality of care and cardiovascular health. As of June 2022, there are five recognized institutions, and information on the excellent work of each can be found on the Million Hearts webpage. Moving forward, CDC and NACDD continue to vet and recognize applicants on a rolling basis. The application was initially configured to align with Million Hearts®2022, and was updated in 2022 to align with Million Hearts® 2027 priorities.
NACDD’s CVH team hosted a national webinar to promote the Million Hearts® Hospitals and Health Systems Recognition Program. A recording of the event — which provides an overview of the program, areas of alignment across CDC divisions, a working example from Colorado, and an introduction to three of our designees — can be found here (passcode 76%2=6dY).
Congrats to The Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH), newly recognized as a Million Hearts® Hospital for their work in improving employee wellness, achieving blood pressure control, and making advances in cardiac rehabilitation. Read their spotlight story here.
Congrats to UCHealth Memorial Hospital, newly recognized as a Million Hearts® Hospital dedicated to improving the heart health of patients, employees and the communities it serves through its cardiac rehabilitation program. Read their spotlight story here.
This program will improve cardiovascular health through a focus on health equity by identifying a Million Hearts® priority population and implementing appropriate Million Hearts® strategies to address their needs.
Six organizations were selected to implement evidence-based strategies to improve cardiovascular health and advance health equity. Read the press release announcement here.