February is nationally recognized as American Heart Month, a time for the DoD community to show its love for healthy living. We will promote health messages about reducing the risk of heart disease and recognizing the warning signs.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) — including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure — is the number 1killer of men and women in the United States. As part of Black History month, we will emphasize heart health in the African American community, as more than 40 percent of Black men and women suffer from some form of CVD.
Check back to this page throughout the month of February for informative articles and links for military members, civilian employees, retirees and family members.
Heart Health Resources
- American Heart Association
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Heart Disease
- National Institute of Health Heart Lung and Blood Institute
- Quit Tobacco. Make Everyone Proud