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HHS Launches Heart Disease Prevention Campaign
Health Leaders Media

Federal health officials on Tuesday announced an ambitious plan to refocus health priorities in an effort to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes within five years. They plan to achieve the goal through partnership with organized medicine, health plans, pharmacists and a large drug store chain.

Called “Million Hearts,” the effort seeks to create what Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator Donald Berwick, MD, called a new “alignment” between providers and others to get people to lose weight, stop smoking, control blood pressure, reduce cholesterol, and manage diabetes.