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.

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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 Showcase page.

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Social Media Messages

Practice healthy living habits. Eat a healthy diet; maintain a healthy weight; be active on most days; don't smoke or use tobacco; limit alcohol use.

Raise awareness of the importance of heart disease prevention all year round by adding these hashtags to your social media messages:

September 29, 2020: World Heart Day (#WorldHeartDay)

February 2021: American Heart Month (#HeartMonth)

February 5, 2021: National Wear Red Day (#WearRedDay)

Facebook/LinkedIn

  • 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
  • Heart disease 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 heart disease: high blood pressure, 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/2sYC47Hexternal 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

Twitter

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

Video

 

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.

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