Healthy Living Through Environment, Policy and Improved Clinical Care (EPICC) Program

Million Hearts®

Help us prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017

The Initiative

Million HeartsĀ® is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. Million HeartsĀ® brings together communities, health systems, nonprofit organizations, federal agencies, and private-sector partners from across the country to fight heart disease and stroke.

Utah Million Hearts Coalition

The Utah Million Hearts Coalition, in conjunction with the national Million Hearts initiative, aims to prevent heart attacks and strokes by improving clinical blood pressure measurement in Utah through accurate blood pressure measurement and control.
Partners include the Utah Department of Health EPICC Program, American Heart Association, HealthInsight, Local Health Departments, private providers, University of Utah, Utah Health Information Network, Utah Medical Association.
The Coalition meets twice a month to coordinate efforts. Please contact Brittany Brown at (801)538-6215, brittanybrown@utah.gov for more information.

What We’re Doing

  • Phase 1: Conduct statewide needs assessment to determine greatest needs of primary care clinics
  • Phase 2: Provide clinics with innovative tools and resources based on assessment results
  • Phase 3: Conduct follow-up assessment and recognize clinics for excellence in blood pressure measurement

For more information about the assessment, find out how to participate, or see results, please contact Brittany Brown at (801) 538-6215, brittanybrown@utah.gov.

Upcoming Events

  • Mid-March (for 6 weeks): Launch of the statewide assessment
  • May: Webinar on most current hypertension guidelines. CMEs will be available
  • June 17: NACDD Million Hearts Stakeholder workshop

Resources