rising healthcare costs plague our already troubled economy, and too many
lives are lost to heart disease and stroke every day. We know that heart
disease and stroke prevention saves lives and can save our country
millions of dollars down the line, but Congress has not provided adequate
funding for prevention programs in many states.
The Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program- a program of the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)- helps educate Americans about
heart disease and stroke, including information about risk factors, and
signs and symptoms, and how they can live a healthy lifestyle free of
heart disease and stroke. It also helps improve emergency response and
quality of care for heart disease and stroke patients.