About American Heart Month: Ways to Get Involved

Each February, NHLBI and The Heart Truth® celebrate American Heart Month by motivating Americans to adopt healthy lifestyles to prevent heart disease. Focusing on your heart health has never been more important. People with poor cardiovascular health are also at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. President Biden’s Proclamation on Heart Month 2021 addresses heart disease as a leading cause of death in the U.S. and the ongoing fight to protect #OurHearts.

Research shows that we're more successful at meeting personal health goals when we join forces with others. When we take care of #OurHearts as part of our self-care, we set an example for those around us to do the same. Inspire and motivate yourself and those you love to make heart health a regular part of your self-care routine.

Start Planning and Get Involved! Download this American Heart Month Planning Checklist for practical steps for planning your outreach efforts and activities, to run from December 2020 through February 2021. Share post from The Heart Truth Facebook and Twitter accounts or create your own using these social media resources and don’t forget to use #OurHearts and tag us in your posts!  Find additional resources such as fact sheets, animated GIFs, drop-in articles, National Wear Red Day® (Feb. 5, 2021) resources and more in our American Heart Month outreach toolkit

Help support our day-of-the week themes this year: 

AHM 2021 Day-of-the-Week Theme graphic


For other ideas to share heart health information this February, see: 


Additional Links

Learn More About Heart Disease

Outreach Toolkit

Social Media Resources

National Wear Red Day

Past American Heart Month Activities

American Heart Month 2018 - #MoveWithHeart