LOVE YOUR HEART 2015 San Diego County’s Fourth Annual Regional Blood Pressure Screening Day Your Org.’s Logo Here What is Love Your Heart Day? A one-day event during which the County of San Diego and its partners provide free blood pressure screenings to the public at select sites throughout the San Diego region The goal of Love Your Heart is to activate San Diegans to “know their numbers” and take charge of their own heart health Love Your Heart is an effort that started with the County of San Diego, and has since grown to include partners in healthcare, the fire community, universities, city government, non-profits, and the federal Million Hearts initiative Love Your Heart Day 2015 This year’s Love Your Heart event will take place on Friday, February 13, 2015. Last year the County and its partners performed blood pressure checks on over 17,000 San Diegans at over 200 sites—this year our goal is to screen 25,000 San Diegans! How can your organization support Love Your Heart 2015? Our greatest areas of need are: Promotion--Actively promote the Love Your Heart event, especially amongst your own employees. Volunteers—Connect us with individuals from your organization (or in your network) who can staff Love Your Heart screening sites, assisting with flow-through, data collection and distributing educational information; OR medical workers who can perform blood pressure screenings Offer screenings to your employees—Work with your own in-house employee wellness program and insurance plans to offer BP screenings to your employees on Love Your Heart Day 2015 If you are a health care provider, you can also support Love Your Heart by: Counting all BP’s performed on your regular patients in your offices on February 13th and report your data: Data requested by central reporting will include the number of screenings, as well as the range each reading fell in to Wherever appropriate, we’d encourage you to infuse Love Your Heart educational messaging into patient interactions Or, you may wish to act as a public-facing Love Your Heart site, opening your doors to the public and having medical staff in an open area ready to take BP’s for any adult member of the public on February 13th. Why be a part of Love Your Heart? Through Love Your Heart, you can: Join forces with local governments, firefighters, health care providers, libraries, local businesses, and other partners to raise awareness about heart disease Empower San Diegans to take charge of their own heart health Support an organizational culture of health awareness Interested in becoming a Love Your Heart partner? Visit LoveYourHeartSD.org or email [email protected] for more information.