Archive for February 1st, 2012

Secretary Sebelius Recognizes American Heart Month

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

To mark the start of American Heart Month, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released a statement today.  “The Department of Health and Human Services is working with both public and private partners to raise awareness of heart disease through vital research investments and public health programs,” she said, noting the launch of the Million Hearts initiative, The Heart Truth campaign, the First Lady’s Let’s Move initiative, and the ongoing implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  Read the Secretary’s full statement here

Don’t forget to tune into the State of Women’s Heart Health national webinar tonight to hear from Secretary Sebelius, Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, EPA Adminstrator Lisa Jackson and more about the latest in cardiovascular research and prevention! 


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Heart Month Presidential Proclamation

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012


On January 31st, President Obama signed a promclamation declaring Febrauary 2012 as American Heart Month.  In addition to urging all Americans to take the steps nessary to reduce their risk of cardiovacular disease, the President encouraged men and women across the country to observe National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 3.  Read the full proclamation here.


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