PCPCI: EvidenceNow – Advancing Heart Health in Primary Care

The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has made heart health a priority through the campaign EvidenceNOW: Advancing Heart Health in Primary Care. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States; on an annual basis, Americans suffer over 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes. On May 26, 2015 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, Sylvia M. Burwell, announced awards of $112 million to regional cooperatives to work with about 5,000 primary care professionals in 12 states to improve the heart health of their nearly 8 million patients through the EvidenceNOW campaign. This initiative helps primary care practices in both urban and rural communities use the latest evidence to encourage efforts for Better Care, Smarter Spending, and Healthier People, and the awards are aligned with the Department’s and Million Hearts® national initiative to prevent heart attacks and stroke.


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