February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, the perfect time to learn about your risk for heart disease and the steps you need to take now to help your heart. Heart disease, and the conditions that lead to it, can happen at any age.

Here are apps, toolkits, webinars, resources and advice from the experts on all things heart and of course some things COVID-19. And follow the hashtag #HeartMonth.

“Mobilizing a Million Hearts” Through SMART on FHIR

MedStar Health Research Institute has been designing risk calculators that fit seamlessly into a physician’s workflow. Now publicly available, and built with interoperability in mind, one of these risk calculators, The Mobilizing a Million Hearts app, is ready to be used by other providers and health care systems.

COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Disease Partner Toolkit

During the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency department visits for heart attacks and strokes decreased more than 20%. This toolkit includes tools approved by CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention that you can use to encourage individuals to continue seeking cardiovascular care at this time.

What heart and stroke patients should know about COVID-19 vaccines

Experts have a simple answer for heart and stroke patients questioning whether they should get a COVID-19 vaccination. That answer: yes.

Heart to Heart: Why Losing One Woman Is Too Many

The American Heart Association’s signature women’s initiative, Go Red for Women (@GoRedForWomen), is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally. Kick off American Heart Month off and watch this webinar that was on Monday, February 1st, 2021 Noon CT.

FDA Minority Health Resources

FDA Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (@FDAHealthEquity) offers many easy-to-use and culturally-appropriate resources on minority health, health disparities, and related topics.