Appendix A


You are cordially invited to attend

Million Hearts™ Scaling and Spreading Innovation

Strategies to Improve Cardiovascular Health

Thursday, April 19, 2012 
8:30 am–3:30 pm 

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health 
700 Second Street NE Washington, DC 20002

Million Hearts™ is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years. This event will explore innovative ways to improve cardiovascular health and health care across the country.

Join thought leaders like yourself from health care systems, state and local health organizations, health professional and patient organizations, payers and funders/investors, educational and research institutions, and more at this invitation-only event. Share real-world successes and brainstorm ways to spread these innovative approaches for better health.

The day is structured to be highly interactive with exciting discussions and activities. The agenda features dynamic speakers sharing their success stories countered by reactor panel members. These reactors will bring specific perspectives and provide commentary about what is needed for scaling and spreading innovations. You too will contribute by sharing your insights throughout the day!

Carolyn Clancy, Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will be featured speakers at the event.

You will receive a login and password to join the online Million Hearts™ community for this event after confirming your attendance.

We hope you'll join us for an exciting exchange! For more information about Million Hearts™, visit

This event is by invitation only. There is no travel support available for attendees.

This meeting is sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Health Care Innovations Exchange, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with the American Heart Association.


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