About American Heart Month

For American Heart Month, NHLBI is launching #OurHearts, a national initiative to encourage and motivate everyone to adopt heart healthy behaviors, together. We’re more successful at meeting our health goals when we join forces with others. Below, find our weekly themes and use our outreach toolkit, social media resources and state based infocards to help promote heart health throughout the month.

Week of


Ways to Get Involved


Kickoff on National Wear Red Day

Encourage partners and influencers to wear red to raise awareness about heart disease and promote the #OurHearts theme.


Week 1: #OurHearts at Work

Share how you and your co-workers help manage stress, move more, or eat healthier. Have walking meetings. Take meditation breaks. Have a hearty-healthy potluck. Share on social media!


Week 2: #OurHearts at Home

What do you do at home with your family to stay heart healthy?

Share your #OurHearts stories and photos about how families and parents rely on friends, family, and the community to be heart healthy.


Week 3: #OurHearts in the Community

What’s going on in your community that helps you stay heart healthy? Highlight what your members, followers, constituents, and others in your community do to help people be heart healthy. Organize a walk, run, or dance class. Host a health fair. Offer blood pressure screenings. Share community activities on social!


Week 4: #OurHearts Online

How do digital communities help you and others stay heart healthy? Highlight your online communities and their activities. Join NHLBI for a Facebook Live heart-healthy cooking demo on February 26.

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