Cardiovascular Disease: What's The Risk?
The Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign continues to help participating home health agencies improve preventive cardiovascular care through its Cardiovascular Health Improvement Initiative, supported by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
by: HHQI

Section: Quality and Educational Programming




Did you know that heart disease and stroke are the first and fourth leading causes of death in the United States? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is responsible for 1 of every 4 deaths in the country. As a supporter of the national Million Hearts® initiative, the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign encourages home health providers to educate your patients, your loved ones, and yourselves about the risks associated with cardiovascular disease, as well as preventive steps that can be taken to decrease that risk.
 
Here are three easy-to-use online tools from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association designed to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease.
 
  1. Heart360: Use this online tool to help track and manage your heart health and to provide you with helpful advice and information.
  2. Heart Attack Risk Calculator: Discover your 10-year risk of heart attack or dying from coronary heart disease and what you can do about it.
  3. My Life Check®: Live Better With Life's Simple 7 - In just a few minutes with My Life Check, you can learn the state of your heart and what you can do to live a better life.

 

To learn more about how HHQI’s Cardiovascular Health Improvement Initiative supports the Million Hearts® goal of preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the United States by 2017, please visit www.HomeHealthQuality.org/Cardiovascular-Health.aspx.  

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