Heart Disease Communications Kit

With the support of health professionals like you, the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) is better able to educate the public about heart disease prevention.

The social media messages and graphics below can help your audiences understand the basics of heart disease, including its related conditions, ways to reduce risk, and treatment.

Help DHDSP spread awareness by sharing these resources on your social media pages.

Connect With Us

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Follow @CDCHeart_Stroke and
@MillionHeartsUS on Twitter to share our heart disease tweets directly on your pages.

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Share heart disease posts and resources directly from Million Hearts® on Facebook.

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Connect with other health care professionals and share the latest in cardiovascular health from the Million Hearts® LinkedIn page.

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Social Media Messages

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Get the facts on heart disease and what can put you at risk. http://bit.ly/2lhOAKIexternal icon

#HeartDisease is the number 1 killer of women, but there are ways you can lower your risk every day. Take an active role in your health and learn what it takes to keep your #heart healthy. http://bit.ly/2YCZuedexternal icon

Almost 50% of Americans have at least 1 of 3 key risk factors for #HeartDisease: high #BloodPressure, high blood #cholesterol, or smoking. You can control these risk factors—learn how. http://bit.ly/38m4U2Uexternal icon

Someone in the United States has a heart attack every 40 seconds. Don’t skip a beat—recognizing the 5 major signs and symptoms of a heart attack could save a life. http://bit.ly/2lGKz3aexternal icon

If you’ve had a heart attack or other heart problem, cardiac rehabilitation can drastically improve recovery and help build heart-healthy habits. Learn more about how cardiac rehab can help heal your heart. https://bit.ly/35v1UShexternal icon #CRSavesLives

How much do you know about heart disease? Challenge your heart health knowledge with this quiz. http://bit.ly/2OgWK5Bexternal icon

Looking to improve cardiovascular health in your community? Learn about 8 evidence-based strategies for reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors from the Best Practices Guide. http://bit.ly/2MnN4Ffexternal icon

#HeartDisease is the leading cause of death for U.S. men and women. Get the facts on heart disease and what can put you at risk. http://bit.ly/2lhOAKIexternal icon

#HeartDisease is the number 1 killer of women, but there are ways you can lower your risk every day. Take an active role in your health and learn what it takes to keep your #heart healthy. http://bit.ly/2YCZuedexternal icon

Almost 50% of Americans have at least 1 of 3 key risk factors for #HeartDisease: high #BloodPressure, high blood #cholesterol, or smoking. You can control these risk factors—learn how. http://bit.ly/38m4U2Uexternal icon

Don’t skip a beat—recognizing the 5 major signs and symptoms of a #HeartAttack could save a life. http://bit.ly/2lGKz3aexternal icon

If you’ve had a heart attack or other #heart event, cardiac rehabilitation can help with recovery and prevent future problems. Learn more about the life-saving benefits of #CardiacRehab. https://bit.ly/35v1UShexternal icon #CRSavesLives

How much do you know about #HeartDisease? Challenge your #heart health knowledge with this @CDCHeart_Stroke quiz. http://bit.ly/2OgWK5Bexternal icon

Looking to improve #cardiovascular health in your community? Learn 8 evidence-based strategies for reducing #CVD risk factors from the @CDCHeart_Stroke Best Practices Guide. http://bit.ly/2MnN4Ffexternal icon

Raise Awareness

Raise Awareness
Observance Date Hashtag
American Heart Month February 2021 #HeartMonth
National Wear Red Day February 5, 2021 #WearRedDay
World Heart Day September 29, 2021 #WorldHeartDay

Shareable Graphics

Download these heart health graphics to share on your social media accounts.

Heart Disease Risk and Associated Conditions

ABCS of Heart Health

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Videos

Remind Americans of the risks of neglecting emergency medical attention for heart attack or stroke during the COVID-19 pandemic.

At least 1 in 5 expected emergency department visits for heart attack or stroke did not occur during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to CDC.

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Remind Americans to focus on their heart health, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fewer people are seeking routine medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Published September 29, 2015

Most U.S. adults have a heart age greater than their actual age, putting them at increased risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Watch this short video to learn why heart age is important and what you can do to improve it.

Interactive Materials

Eat Smart, Move More calendar.

Eat Smart, Move More! pdf icon[PDF – 934 KB]
This fillable calendar can help people reach their healthy eating and physical activity goals one day at a time.

Heart disease quiz.

How Much Do You Know About Heart Disease?external icon
Share this quiz to see how much your audiences know about heart disease prevention and management.

Cardiac Rehab Quiz

QUIZ: Cardiac Rehabilitation and Your Heartexternal icon
Share this quiz with your patients so they can test how much they know about this lifesaving program.

Additional Resources

For Consumers

  • Men and Heart Disease
    Share how men are affected by heart disease and what steps men can take to prevent heart disease.
  • Women and Heart Disease
    Only about half of women recognize that heart disease is their number 1 killer. Here is what women can do to reduce their risk.
  • ABCS of Heart Healthexternal icon
    Encourage others to lower their risk for heart attack and stroke and improve heart health by following the ABCS!
  • How Cardiac Rehabilitation Can Help Heal Your Heart
    This CDC Features article shares more about what cardiac rehabilitation is, who needs it, and how it can help those who have had a heart attack or other heart problems.
  • Measure Your Blood Pressure
    Empower your audiences to know and measure their blood pressure numbers regularly with these customizable tools.

For Health Professionals