Nursing students team with Million Hearts®

Helping improve heart health

Heart health is focus of Million Hearts

Hood Million Hearts®

Graduation Year



  • Nursing (BSN)

Hood Nursing students Mackenzie Grove ’20, second from left, and Matthew Viti ’20,  standing, work with participants in the community as part of Hood Million Hearts®.

Hood Million Hearts® launched in summer 2018 and the college joined the National Interprofessional Consortium to Advance Million Hearts®.  This consortium, led by The Ohio State University College of Nursing, includes more than 150 health care practice and education organizations working to advance the goal of prevention one million heart attacks and strokes in five years.

Six Hood College Nursing students have been trained through the Million Hearts® Fellowship, also offered by The Ohio State University College of Nursing. Students provide screening and health coaching to help participants make heart-healthy lifestyle changes. To date, Hood Nursing students have screened and coached more than 40 participants at Hood College and are expanding to the greater Frederick community, having provided close to 75 screenings at partner locations such as the Frederick County Health Department, YMCA of Frederick County, various local pharmacies and county senior centers.