This Valentine’s Day, give an important gift to yourself and your loved ones. Ohio State will offer free biometric health screenings and education sessions to faculty and staff on February 14 in an effort to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years.
Million Hearts, an initiative supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, aims to bring together communities, health systems, nonprofit organizations, federal agencies, and private-sector partners from across the country to fight heart disease and stroke.
Screenings will be offered throughout the day on February 14 in three locations:
- 700 Ackerman (7:30 – 10:50 a.m.)
- The Office of Human Resources (1 – 3:40 p.m.)
- Newton Hall (8:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.)
The 20 minute screenings include a finger-stick blood test measuring cholesterol and other health indicators, as well as blood pressure and body mass index measurements.
In addition, on February 15, OSU will provide a heart-health information session from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ross Heart Hospital. Registration is available online.
Join Ohio State and Million Hearts in the fight against heart disease. There is no better gift this Valentine’s Day.