Podcasts on Policy, Program and System Strategies to Control Hypertension

National Forum

June 28, 2016

Posted in: Blog

National Forum and ASTHO Million Hearts Learning Collaborative Project

Stronger Hearts Helpline - Why are we involved and to what end?

Gary Madden

January 4, 2016

Posted in: Blog

Gary Madden, the director of 211 San Bernardino, reminds the Helpline staff and partners why their work matters.

Collaboration on cholesterol: How we helped New Orleans residents get heart healthy this fall

Kelly Hicks

October 13, 2015

Posted in: Blog

Kelly Hicks of the American College of Cardiology's CardioSmart explains how collaborating on cholesterol for World Heart Day helped New Orleans residents improve their heart health. 

Check your cholesterol. Celebrate your heart.

John Clymer

September 29, 2015

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Our executive director John Clymer explains why how the National Forum is celebrating World Heart Day this year.

Partnering to Improve Indiana’s Heartbreaking Health Ranking

Paul Halverson, DrPH, FACHE

September 28, 2015

Posted in: Blog

Dean Paul Havelerson explains how our unique partnership can improve heart health in Indiana. 

Member meeting: Vote requested to adopt new strategic focus

John Clymer

July 27, 2015

Posted in: Blog

Please join the Board of Directors in a virtual meeting on Tuesday, August 4 at Noon EDT for a discussion and vote on the National Forum’s strategic priorities.

CDC announces Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program awardees

Barbara Bowman

Barbara Bowman, PhD

July 24, 2015

Posted in: Blog

CDC recently announced $33.7 million in awards to nine state health departments to support the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program (PCNASP).

Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge Champions explain how they improved patients' blood pressure

John Clymer

July 2, 2015

Posted in: Blog

Million Hearts® named 30 clinicians and their teams Hypertension Challenge Champions in March of 2015. All those awarded this honor achieved blood pressure control for at least 70% of their patients.

National Forum applauds FDA on action to rid foods of trans fats

John Clymer

June 18, 2015

Posted in: Blog

Partially hydrogenated oils, also known as Trans fats, have long been an enemy to heart health. Research has shown for some time now that trans fats contribute to cardiovascular disease by raising “bad” cholesterol while simultaneously lowering “good” cholesterol.

NYC aims to empower patient choice with high-sodium warning on menus

Sharon G. Moffatt

June 10, 2015

Posted in: Blog

New York City could be the first U.S. metropolitan to require warning labels on high-salt dishes at chain restaurants.