February is American Heart Month where we raise awareness about hearth health and promote various ways to prevent and lower a person’s risk for developing heart disease.  Hearth disease is the #1 leading cause of death for women in the United States and accounts for about 1-in-4 deaths every year. Additionally, 1-in-3 adults in the United States has high cholesterol, a leading factor for heart disease and stroke. If you have not personally experienced the effect of heart disease, you probably know someone who has. 


By celebrating American Heart Month, organizations, companies, and communities can work together to spread the message that heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and properly address their health conditions through special events, Wear Red campaigns, online campaigns and resources, and social media marketing. During American Heart Month and beyond, organizations can offer healthcare promotional items to employees and community members, such as activity trackers, heart rate monitors, personal health journals and calendars, water bottles, stress balls, and print materials to inform and encourage heart health awareness. 


Although death rates for heart disease have decreased by more than 70% in the last 50 years, there’s still more work to do. Let’s work together to keep our hearts beating stronger. For more information on American Hearth Month and heart disease prevention, visit the National Hearth, Lung, and Blood Institute at https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/education-and-awareness/heart-month.