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Heart disease has been the number one cause of death in the United States for more than 90 years. And Black people in the United States are more likely to experience risk factors for heart disease, such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and high cholesterol. But there is good news. More adults are aware about cardiovascular disease (CVD) and how to prevent it, including Black adults. Now, we can help empower them to take the small steps that will help lower their risk. We can’t change everything today, but bit by bit, we can empower more people to stand up and take back their health, one small step at a time. Live to the Beat is a belief change campaign that aims to reduce the risk of CVD among Black adults ages 35 to 54 by encouraging them to take small steps to move more, eat better, and work with a health care professional to address key risk factors like hypertension, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar. We are happy to join with the CDC Foundation, the Million Hearts® initiative, and organizations across the nation in sharing these important messages with Black adults. Learn more at LivetotheBeat.org.