Million Hearts Blood Pressure Control Challenge Brings Awareness to the Role of High Blood Pressure in Heart Disease
Nearly one in three US adults (about 70 million people) has high blood pressure, and only about half of those have it under control. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, two of the leading causes of death nationwide. The 2015 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge was developed by CDC in support of Million Hearts, an HHS initiative aimed at preventing one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. The website offers resources and messages for healthcare champions to share in their communities and information about how to join the challenge.