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American Heart Month (www.heart.org)

Sponsor: The American Heart Association

Heart disease, including stroke, is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths is caused by heart disease.The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices. Make a difference in your community: Spread the word about strategies for preventing heart disease and encourage people to live heart healthy lives. How can American Heart Month make a difference? We can use this month to raise awareness about heart disease and how people can help prevent it---both at home and in the community.

Here are just a few ideas: How can I help spread the word? Join the American Heart Association's national movement in support of healthier communities and healthier lives.