Did you know that February is American Heart Month? According to the Center for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death of men and women in the U.S. Your practice can help increase awareness of both genetic and lifestyle-related risk factors, and the importance of making heart-healthy choices with these low or no cost ideas.

Go red. Choose a day in February for your practice staff to wear red in the office. Consider including a giveaway for patients after their exam, such as a red sticker or ribbon. Remind patients that regular eye exams can help provide clues into their heart and blood vessel health. Read more about the connection between hypertension and eye health here

Get involved. Sign up your practice staff to participate in or donate to a local event, such as an American Heart Association sponsored Heart Walk. Invite your patients to join too!

Download, send, and post. Engage with your patients and promote heart health with these professionally-designed American Heart Month campaign materials.



Get social with Facebook status updates or Instagram. Download one of these images to post on social media:


Leverage the power of email to reach your patients. Download a campaign to email to your patients at the beginning of the month:


Download one of the American Heart Month posters to display in your office:

Include the following copy in the post:

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US. Understand the risk factors and things you can do now to improve your heart health. Share this post to help promote healthy hearts. #HeartMonth