American Heart Month
American Heart Month is observed every February with the aim of reaising awareness about heart health and promoting cardiovascular well-being.
During this month, vaarious organizations and healthcare professionals empasize the iportance of adopting heart-healthy lifestyles, including maintaining a balanced diet, engaging in regular physical acitivty, and avoiding tobacco.
The campaign also highlights the significance of understanding and managing risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes.
Through educational initiatives, events, and community outreach, American Heart Month seeks to empower individuals to make informed choices that contribute to a heart-healthy lifestyle and reduce the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases in the United States.
2024 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics: A Report of US and Global Data From the American Heart Association.
Social Media Tool Kits
Heart Valve Disease Social Media Resources
Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day is less than one month away! We know you’re busy preparing for the day, so we’ve made it easier than ever to post, share, and raise awareness with our new Social Press Kit. With just a few clicks, you can share a pre-written post and graphic to any of your social media channels, including X (formerly Twitter), Instagram, and Facebook. You can also find all of our resources, such as PSAs, posters, videos, and more, all in one place.
USE HASHTAGS TO AMPLIFY YOUR MESSAGE
Make your social media posts seen! Join in the movement to raise awareness about heart valve disease by using the hashtags #ValveDiseaseDay and #ListentoYourHeart.
February is Heart Month, an opportunity to raise awareness to the fact that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease, and it can be prevented.
SOCIAL MEDIA RESORCES FROM THE CDC
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2023 Annual Meeting Discussion – Connection Between Mental Health and Cardiovascular Health
- Common mental health disorders are linked to a higher risk of heart attack and stroke. As a result, experts in cardiac psychiatry – who focus on treating mental health issues in people with existing cardiac diseases – suspect the head-heart connection is bidirectional, with poor mental health potentially worsening heart health and heart health conditions upping chances of mental health issues.
- Mayor Guerrero on Equitably Improving Mental and Physical Health
- Conversation on the connection between mental and cardiovascular health
Ileana L. Piña, MD, MPH
Professor and Quality Officer, Heart & Vascular Service Line, Thomas Jefferson University
CAPT Christopher M. Jones, PharmD, DrPH, MPH
Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention at SAMHSA