Be One in a Million Hearts

In honor of February being American Heart Month, the national Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities is challenging you to join the Million Hearts initiative and help prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.

During the month of February, you can participate in the BHAC National Challenge by educating your students and fellow faculty and staff on the ABCSs of cardiovascular disease. To do so, visit and select the BHAC Million Hearts Challenge. You'll complete an online educational module that will empower you to educate others on the importance of heart health.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three institutions with the most participants. For more information about Million Hearts, visit


ABCSs of heart disease and stroke (cardiovascular disease) prevention: Aspirin therapy for high-risk individuals, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol management, Smoking cessation and stress reduction.