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

Established in 2010 as a clinical learning collaborative, Be There San Diego engages partners across the healthcare continuum to develop and disseminate clinical recommendations and best practices, share data, and work with community partners to make San Diego the first heart attack and stroke free zone in the country.

COLLABORATION
that Saves Lives

WHY BE THERE SAN DIEGO IS IMPORTANT

Heart attacks and strokes don’t impact everyone equally.

Blacks are nearly twice as likely as whites to die early from heart disease and stroke and black men are most at risk.

Heart disease is the number 1 killer of women in the U.S.

The good news is that up to 80% of these deaths can be prevented through healthy lifestyle changes, improving community conditions, and effectively managing blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes.

805,000

Each year, over 800,000 people have heart attacks in the U.S.

695,000

Each year, about 700,000 people die of heart disease in the U.S.

795,000

Each year, about 800,000 people have strokes in the U.S.

162,890

Each year, over 162,000 people die of stroke in the U.S.

WHY BE THERE SAN DIEGO IS IMPORTANT

Heart attacks and strokes don’t impact everyone equally.

Blacks are nearly twice as likely as whites to die early from heart disease and stroke and black men are most at risk.

Heart disease is the number 1 killer of women in the U.S.

The good news is that up to 80% of these deaths can be prevented through healthy lifestyle changes, improving community conditions, and effectively managing blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes.

805,000

Each year, over 800,000 people
have heart attacks in the U.S.

695,000

Each year, about 700,000 people
die of heart disease in the U.S.

795,000

Each year, about 800,000 people
have strokes in the U.S.

162,890

Each year, over 162,000 people die of stroke in the U.S.

OUR PARTNERS
MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

Be There San Diego works with many partners across multiple
sectors in our efforts to eliminate heart attacks and strokes.

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, supporting and sharing transformations to the healthcare system to ensure every patient receives the care needed to prevent heart attacks and strokes.

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