Celebrating American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, which seeks to raise awareness about heart disease and increase knowledge about prevention. This issue of QIO News is focused on improving personal heart health and encouraging colleagues, friends and family to do the same. Don’t forget to wear red and commit to fighting heart disease, this Friday, February 5. Use #GoRed to show your support on social media.

Janet Wright of Million Hearts® shares an update on the national initiative’s goal to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. 
A beneficiary shares his care story, recounting the high quality of treatment and coordination of care he encountered after triple coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
In honor of American Heart Month, we share five tips to help you live a heart-healthy life and reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke. 
Two individuals living with diabetes in Pennsylvania find love and peer support at an Everyone with Diabetes Counts education class. 
See the numbers behind the successes that QIN-QIOs and home health agencies are achieving when it comes to heart attack and stroke prevention. 
Learn more about several free educational opportunities in February for health care providers and stakeholders who are committed to improving cardiac health.
Did You Know?
The Home Health Quality Improvement National Campaign invites home health agencies and other stakeholders to join the new Progressive Cardiovascular Learning & Action Network (CardioLAN), a diverse group of individuals from various health care organizations who share a commitment to improving preventive cardiovascular care. Join the first of its specialized quarterly webinars – focused on sharing cardiovascular knowledge and resources – on March 17, 2016.