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CDC Foundation Launches New Public-Private Coalition for National Campaign to Confront Nation’s #1 Killer – Cardiovascular Disease

There is a relationship between COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease: deaths from heart disease and stroke have increased during the pandemic. Furthermore, the potential long-term effects of COVID-19 on cardiovascular disease are unknown at this time. Today, the CDC Foundation announced a new coalition to get ahead of this threat with a new campaign to empower more adults to prevent heart disease and strokes. The campaign is supported by the “Alliance for the Million Hearts Campaign,” a newly formed public-private coalition to help fuel the Million Hearts® Initiative toward its goal of preventing one million heart attacks and strokes by 2022. The national campaign will focus on changing the way people think about and embrace managing their heart health helping people understand the importance of heart health, realize their opportunities to be successful and take steps that lower their risks.