Jefferson County employees are gathering for a picture in recognition of National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 5, 2016 in the atrium of the Courts and Administration building. The day also provides an opportunity to support our superbowl bound Broncos, thus come in orange and blue if you like and we will provide the red.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. In fact, someone in the U.S. has a heart attack every 43 seconds. Each minute, someone in the U.S. dies from a heart disease-related event. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approximately 610,000 people die from heart disease each year in the United States. Despite the numbers, heart disease is preventable and manageable.
Tackling known risk factors such as tobacco use, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and inactive lifestyle can greatly reduce risks for illness and death from heart disease.
· For more information on heart disease and prevention, please visit the American Heart Association .
· Act in Time! Learn the warning signs and the importance of calling 9-1-1 immediately at the onset of symptoms.
· The health department also has handouts and other educational materials on heart health and reducing your risk factors.
· Learn more about current healthy eating and active living work occurring within Jefferson County and/or get involved in the Jeffco Community Health Improvement Network: A group of multi-disciplinary coalitions in Jefferson County, Colorado working together to increase physical activity, healthy eating, and psychosocial well-being among low-income families with children ages 0-18. Visit the Network website, Healthy People Healthy Places Jeffco , for more information about the Network and the six CoINs (Coalitions Integrated into the Network).
Please visit our web site at jeffco.us/public-health for more information.