Be There San Diego

THE CAMPAIGN
TO MAKE
SAN DIEGO A

HEART ATTACK &
STROKE FREE
ZONE

Be There San Diego

THE CAMPAIGN
TO MAKE
SAN DIEGO A

HEART ATTACK &
STROKE FREE
ZONE

Be There San Diego

THE CAMPAIGN
TO MAKE
SAN DIEGO A

HEART ATTACK &
STROKE FREE
ZONE

Be There San Diego

THE CAMPAIGN
TO MAKE
SAN DIEGO A

HEART ATTACK &
STROKE FREE
ZONE

Be There San Diego

THE CAMPAIGN
TO MAKE
SAN DIEGO A

HEART ATTACK &
STROKE FREE
ZONE

Heart Attack and Stroke Free Zone Summit 2016

What is
Be There San Diego

Be There San Diego is a coalition of patients, communities, healthcare systems, and others working together to prevent heart attacks and strokes in our community.

70% of heart attacks and strokes can be prevented through healthy lifestyles and appropriate treatment. Be There San Diego is preventing heart attacks and strokes through a multi-faceted education and engagement campaign.

Our goal is for the entire San Diego community to understand and manage risk factors like hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

What We Work On


What is the problem
we are working on?

Heart Disease

610,000

Each year, about 610,000 people die of heart disease.

Every 43 seconds someone in the United States has a heart attack.

Nearly 4% of the populationNearly 8 million people in the United States have had a heart attack.


Stroke

130,000

1-in-19-peopleEach year, nearly 130,000 people in the United States die of stroke, accounting for nearly 1 in every 19 deaths. Only heart disease and cancer kill more people.

WheelchairStroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability.



Nearly 1 in 3 deaths in the US each year is caused by heart disease and stroke. At least 200,000 of these deaths could have been prevented through changes in health habits, such as stopping smoking, more physical activity, and less salt in the diet; community changes to create healthier living spaces, such as safe places to exercise and smoke-free areas; and managing high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

What we’re doing


What are we doing about it?

Be There San Diego activates strategic partners to make San Diego a heart attack and stroke free zone!

  • Patients and Communities: Educating and engaging patients and communities in understanding and taking action to address the risk factors that cause heart attacks and strokes.

  • Healthcare Teams: Sharing and promoting the use of evidence-based medicine and innovative clinical practices to aggressively treat risk factors for heart attacks and strokes in the clinical setting.

  • Healthcare System: Identifying and supporting transformations to the healthcare system to ensure every patient receives the preventive care needed to prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Our campaign relies on our network of highly engaged and committed partners throughout San Diego.