Heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases kill over 800,000 Americans each year, accounting for one in every three deaths. It’s the nation’s number one killer among both men and women and the leading cause of health disparities across the population. To address this issue, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) established Million Hearts®, a five-year initiative (2017-2022) co-led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Mountain-Pacific Quality Health and PMAG are aligning with the Million Hearts® initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by addressing the ABCS of cardiac risk reduction (Aspirin therapy when appropriate, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol management, Smoking cessation) with a focus on Blood pressure control.
We are targeting Blood pressure control because it is an attainable and essential component for decreasing the number of Americans who suffer or die unnecessarily due to uncontrolled hypertension.