Million Hearts®


Million Hearts® is a national initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. To reach this ambitious goal, Million Hearts has brought and continues to bring together existing efforts and new programs to improve community health.

Our Involvement

The CDC Million Hearts® Collaboration coordinates and disseminates priority messages and strategies related to the Million Hearts initiative. The American Heart Association and the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention are co-leading the Collaboration, which includes the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors with its Cardiovascular Health Council, and the National Association of County and City Health Officials.


Million Hearts Resources 

With our CDC Million Hearts Collaboration partners and National Forum members, the National Forum created tools and resources organizations can use to advance the Million Hearts goal to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. Visit any item for insight and guidance on how best to implement the ABCS (appropriate Aspirin Use, Blood pressure, Cholesterol control, and Smoking cessation) of heart disease and stroke prevention.  

Become a Million Hearts Partner

The National Forum is a proud partner of the Million Hearts initiative, as are 27 of the National Forum’s members. The National Forum encourages all of its members to become Million Hearts Partners, and we are available to assist you in the application process.  

To find out more about Million Hearts and how organizations can support the mission, read the Million Hearts® State Engagement Guide.