Knowing your numbers will help you improve and maintain your health this year.
The National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention and 18 other organizations are launching a campaign to urge people to see their healthcare team in 2022 to “know your numbers.”
“This campaign addresses an urgent crisis that has been largely overlooked in the shadow of the pandemic,” said Warren A. Jones, M.D., chair of the National Forum. “In cities, towns, and rural America, people are suffering declining health and dying preventable deaths because they haven’t gotten to their healthcare providers.”
Before covid-19, nearly one in three Americans didn’t seek needed medical care and the number rose during the pandemic to 41 percent.
The missed care has led to millions of excess deaths and worsening of treatable conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and kidney disease, said Jones.
Among the 18 organizations collaborating with the National Forum on the campaign are: the American College of Cardiology, American Pharmacists Association, Association of Public Health Nurses, Mayo Clinic, and National Association of County and City Health Officials.
The campaign will run in February and March 2022.
The National Forum represents more than 100 national and international organizations and provides a forum for collaborative action on cardiovascular health.