Hard Hats with Heart benefits the American Heart Association’s work to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives, specifically aimed towards the construction industry’s elevated risk.
Today, 1 in 4 U.S. construction workers are considered obese and 25% use tobacco. Additionally, nearly half of this industry does not get enough exercise which is a key risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Lastly, 1 in 25 construction workers have diabetes. These numbers are staggering, especially as we continue to learn the increased risk of complications for those with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases who become infected with COVID- 19.
In addition to the emotional toll that heart disease can take, it also takes a large economic toll totaling around $351 billion annually in the United States, accounting for more of our country’s healthcare cost than any other classification of disease.
Hard Hats with Heart is the American Heart Association’s initiative focused on the construction industry to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke among it’s members, thus changing the trajectory of health. Please join us in building a healthier Philadelphia.
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To be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.