The Million Hearts initiative: Guidelines and best practices

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, Liana Orsolini, Kate Gawlik, Lynne T. Braun, Deborah Chyun, Vicki S. Conn, Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, Lisa M. Lewis, Gail D'Eramo Melkus, Angelica Millan, Virginia Hill Rice, Joellen Wilbur, Sarah Nowlin, Abigail R. Olin

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Million Hearts is a national initiative to improve the nation's cardiovascular health through evidence-based practices and prevention. This article reviews the ABCS of Million Hearts with an emphasis on NP-led care models. Recommendations for clinical practice, education, research, and health policy are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-53
Number of pages8
JournalThe Nurse practitioner
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 18 2016


  • cardiovascular disease
  • evidence-based practice
  • Million Hearts
  • nurse-led interventions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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    Melnyk, B. M., Orsolini, L., Gawlik, K., Braun, L. T., Chyun, D., Conn, V. S., Dunbar-Jacob, J., Lewis, L. M., D'Eramo Melkus, G., Millan, A., Rice, V. H., Wilbur, J., Nowlin, S., & Olin, A. R. (2016). The Million Hearts initiative: Guidelines and best practices. The Nurse practitioner, 41(2), 46-53.