February is American Heart Month and a great time for companies to show their support for heart health. They can raise awareness about the importance of taking care of one’s heart and share some important American heart month facts. There are a few different ways that companies can join in on American heart health month to make a positive impact on their employees, customers, and communities.

Partnerships

Companies can partner with local organizations such as hospitals, health clinics, and heart foundations and offer support in heart health promotion. This can be done by sponsoring events, providing needed resources, or donating money..

Workshops

Companies can organize health fairs and workshops to educate their employees and communities about the importance of heart health. The workshops can include informational booths, health screenings, or  presentations by health experts on how people can maintain a healthy heart. Companies can also promote heart health awareness on social media too; they can share heart health tips, educational resources, or even success stories from people who have improved their cardiac health. 

Activity and food

Physical activity is a key component of heart health. Companies can encourage their employees to be active by organizing physical activity challenges, offering wellness classes or taking breaks to stretch and move throughout the day. Companies can also show their support for heart health by offering healthy food options in their cafes, vending machines, and catered events. This can include options like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein sources. Businesses can also encourage their employees to get involved in American Heart Month by opening the conversation to them and encouraging event attendance.

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Fundraising

Companies can raise funds for heart health research by hosting charity events, such as a walk or auction,to support organizations that are working to find new treatments and cures for heart disease. They can also fundraise while supporting American Heart Month; one method could be selling merchandise with a heart health theme, such as t-shirts, bracelets, or keychains,and then donating the proceeds to heart health organizations.

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