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.
ONC’s LEAP in #HealthIT program funded @medstarresearch’s Mobilizing a Million Hearts app leveraging #SMARTonFHIR framework to help reduce cardiovascular disease. Learn more: https://t.co/0APVvq0CY7 pic.twitter.com/tRoN41P7vg
— ONC (@ONC_HealthIT) January 4, 2021
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.
Heart attacks and strokes are still happening during the COVID-19 pandemic. This PSA explains why you should seek emergency care if you experience symptoms. https://t.co/3VOFlgJx9i pic.twitter.com/ljJP191Spp
— The Heart Truth (@TheHeartTruth) January 27, 2021
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.
— American Heart Association (@American_Heart) January 17, 2021
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
Heart disease disproportionately impacts certain minority groups. Healthy Hearts Network partner @FDAHealthEquity offers resources to close the health disparities gap and achieve health equity for all. https://t.co/7VINWktMiu pic.twitter.com/oMvrsb4uEE
— The Heart Truth (@TheHeartTruth) January 25, 2021