Nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of cardiovascular disease. It affects young and old, rich and poor, rural and urban. But heart disease and stroke disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minorities, especially African Americans, who are less likely to receive equitable care.
We must do more to protect all Americans.
Even though cardiovascular disease is largely preventable, it’s the leading cause of death in the U.S., claiming more than 850,000 lives annually. Too many people aren’t taking basic steps to prevent heart disease and stroke.
You can help save lives by encouraging your members of Congress to increase funding for heart disease and stroke prevention programs at the Centers for Disease Control.
The CDC’s prevention programs educate the public, provide health screening services and more to reduce the burden and eliminate disparities associated with heart disease and stroke. Robust federal funding for prevention programs is the best way to help alleviate the pain and suffering from these diseases in our families and communities.
That’s a mission we can all get behind! And you can help.
Urge your elected representatives to help save lives and increase funding for heart disease and stroke prevention programs.
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And keep leading the way by being Healthy for Good!