Minnesota Heart Health Program Promotes Aspirin Initiative

5/19/2016
The Minnesota Heart Health Program’s ‘Ask About Aspirin’ initiative aims to prevent at least 10,000 heart attacks and strokes in Minnesota over the next four years by encouraging men and women ages 50-69 to ask their health care professional whether they would benefit from taking aspirin daily.

The initiative was launched by the Minnesota Heart Health Program (MHHP) and designed by the University of Minnesota Lillehei Heart Institute, in partnership with the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, the Minnesota Department of Health, and a Community Advisory Board, which includes the MMA, the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology (Minnesota Chapter), Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians, Minnesota Community Measurement, and Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement.  

MHHP is also an official partner of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Million Hearts® project.  Leading healthcare providers and industry associations from across the state have joined this initiative.

On June 2 in the Mall of America Rotunda in Bloomington, ‘Ask About Aspirin’ initiative partners will host a day-long community conversation with a press conference from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. featuring public officials and health experts.
 
The initiative is funded by the University of Minnesota Lillehei Heart Institute and a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). 

For more information, visit www.AskAboutAspirin.org.