Screen-Shot-2014-07-03-at-11.54.32-AM-e1404402914367Million Hearts is a national initiative that was launched by the Department of Health and Human Services to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.

Employers are asked to do the following:

EMPOWER your community by supporting activities that help people access high-quality health care, manage their conditions effectively, get active, eat healthy, and stay smoke-free.

INCREASE awareness of heart disease and stroke and their risk factors to empower your employees to take control of their heart health.

PROVIDE convenient and simple blood pressure monitoring in the workplace and encourage its use through challenges and contests.

IMPLEMENT smoke-free air policies at worksites to help smokers quit and protect nonsmokers from the hazardous effects of second hand smoke exposure.

SUPPORT efforts to reduce sodium and eliminate trans fats in the food supply, including food served or available at worksites.

You can sign up here.