The Million Hearts® is now taking applications for its Hospitals & Health Systems Recognition Program.

The Program acknowledges institutions working to systematically improve the cardiovascular health of the population and communities they serve.

Institutions can apply now through April 30, 2020 and will be among the first to be considered for the Hospitals & Health Systems Recognition Program.

To receive this designation, organizations must apply one or more Million Hearts® strategies in at least three of the four Million Hearts® priority areas that include: Keeping people healthy by creating a healthy environment for patients, staff and visitors; optimizing care to prevent heart and kidney disease, and strokes by achieving excellence in the ABCS; improving outcomes for priority populations by focusing improvements on subsets of the population with high disease burden and risk; and innovating for health to improve cardiovascular outcomes through innovative approaches.

Achieving a Million Hearts® Hospitals & Health Systems designation signals an organization’s commitment not only to clinical quality but also to population health overall. The Program is open to: health systems with multiple hospitals, hospitals with and without ambulatory practices, medical practices not affiliated with hospitals, community health centers.

To Learn More about the program or to apply, visit: millionhearts.hhs.gov/partners-progress/hospitals-health-systems/

Questions about the program should be directed to millionhearts@cdc.gov, with “Million Hearts® Hospitals & Health Systems” in the subject line.