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February is Heart Health Month, a designation first made by President Lyndon B. Johnson approved December 30, 1963. President Johnson declared February 1964 as American Heart Month urging the people of the United States to “give heed to the nationwide problem of heart and blood-vessel diseases, and to support the programs required to bring about its solution.” a

Along with the declaration of February as National Heart Health Month, the American Heart Association (AHA) helps lead the charge in providing awareness, education, and funding of medical research in order to promote heart health. According to the AHA, cardiovascular disease accounts for 17.3 million deaths per year and by the year 2030, it is expected to surpass 23.6 million. b

The AHA was founded in 1924 and includes over 22.5 million volunteers and supporters today. The statistics regarding heart disease can be seen as alarming; today, it is the number one killer in the world, and some form of cardiovascular disease affects more than one in every three adult Americans. c

Here at Training Direct, we join in the crusade to raise awareness about Heart Health throughout the month of February. Be on the lookout for additional heart-related topics to hit our blog throughout the month!

Other Heart Health Month Topics

In support of Heart Health Month this February, stay tuned to our blog for additional topics we’ll be exploring on all things Heart Health, including:

  • The Basics of Blood Pressure
  • What is an EKG?
  • CPR

About Training Direct

Since 1990, Training Direct has been committed to offering the men and women of Connecticut quality vocational training to prepare them for new careers in healthcare. Since its founding over 25 years ago, Training Direct has been committed to its mission of offering its students quality hands-on training and education designed to lead towards entry-level employment opportunities in order to pursue a career in the Medical field. Training Direct is proud to have helped train thousands of successful graduates who have gone on to enjoy careers as Certified Nurse Aides, Medical Billing and Coding Specialists, and Phlebotomy Technicians.

Training Direct operates two campuses in Connecticut:

While specific training programs will vary by campus, Training Direct offers the following:

Training Direct is a Division of Dorsey Schools.

About Dorsey Schools

Dorsey Schools are postsecondary institutions that provide short term comprehensive training to prepare students for promising career opportunities in various fields. Dorsey offers cosmetology training, culinary arts training, skilled trades training, and medical training programs for various allied health fields.

Today Dorsey is proudly represented by thousands of successful graduates working in their chosen careers throughout Michigan, because employers know they can feel confident hiring a Dorsey graduate.

If you’d like to learn more about Dorsey Schools, you may visit us online at For more information about Dorsey Schools’ graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed our programs, and other important information, please visit our website at