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February 3, 2023

Celebrate National Heart Month by Joining the “Live to Beat” Campaign

While we tend to think of February as the month of Valentine’s Day, it’s also the month that healthcare partners all across the country join together to make sure Americans take stock of a different kind of heart—their most important circulatory organ.

This Heart Month, SCHA is encouraging our member hospitals to take part in the “Live to the Beat” campaign, which focuses on encouraging and empowering Black adults ages 35 to 54 to take small steps to reduce their risks for cardiovascular disease (CVD).

CVD and CVD mortality are increasing in working-age adults, and Black adults are among those bearing the highest burden of CVD and the related health consequences, particularly in the United States. Black adults in the United States die from heart disease at a rate two times higher than White adults.

Using the campaign resources, help your patients, family, and friends learn how to control their blood pressure, manage their cholesterol, and blood glucose levels, move more, eat healthier, stress less, work with their healthcare team, and quit smoking.