The National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention brings together the most dynamic and diverse organizations in cardiovascular health to:
- Share successful strategies and practices, and lessons learned
- Discuss new ideas in a collaborative environment
- Develop, pilot, and scale innovative approaches to prevent cardiovascular disease
Members value the opportunities created by the National Forum for them to engage in discussions that are uniquely inclusive, transparent, and consensus-building. National Forum initiatives enable members to work together across sectors to develop and advance strategies to prevent heart disease and stroke in all populations.
The National Forum’s 2021-22 Strategic Plan sets a new vision of people throughout society living heart-healthy, stroke-free lives supported by goals and approaches that draw upon the organization’s strengths as a catalyst for collaboration. It sharpens the National Forum’s new mission to achieve health equity and optimize cardiovascular health and well-being throughout the lifespan. The plan highlights environmental factors and drivers that shape our strategy.
The National Forum’s Annual Meeting convenes 100 thought leaders from over 60 public, private and nonprofit organizations, including our members and partners. Our organization’s Annual Business Meeting is held during this time, where the National Forum Awards are presented. Beginning in 2017, the National Forum released a series of reports focused on cardiovascular disease and stroke in the nation. The Signature Reports highlight trends and opportunities for improving heart health.