Million Hearts® Model at Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Anyone may be at risk of having a heart attack or a stroke. Although the level of risk is based on the individual, factors such as increasing age, family history, certain health conditions and lifestyle preferences put some people at greater risk than others. In fact, cardiovascular disease is responsible for 1 in 3 deaths in this country. Heart attack is the first leading cause of death, while stroke is fourth leading cause of death. The good news, many risk factors are preventable and controllable with medication or lifestyle options. Together, we can lower those odds.
Million Hearts® Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model is part of the Million Hearts® Initiative led by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (Medicare) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes. PAMF is one of 516 organizations participating in this 5-year model. We will work with Medicare fee-for-service patients to prevent first time heart attacks and strokes.
Learn more about Medicare's Million Hearts® Initiative.
How healthy is your heart?
The Million Hearts® Model helps eligible fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries understand and reduce their risk of having a heart attack or a stroke over the next 10 years. Our healthcare team at PAMF will answer your questions about your heart’s health, address any concerns, and discuss specific treatment and lifestyle options that could reduce your risk.
How do you participate in the Million Hearts® Model?
You can participate at PAMF through attending a Shared Medical Appointment. In these group appointments, you learn critical information about heart health and plan your goals for a healthy future. In the group setting, people learn not only from our healthcare team, but also from their peers, in one extended visit.