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It is the number one killer of American women and men, and it is a leading cause of serious illness and disability. Across our Nation, we have lost devoted mothers and fathers, loved siblings, and cherished friends to this devastating epidemic. During American Heart Month, as we honor their memories, let us recommit to improving our heart health and continuing the fight against this deadly disease, for ourselves and our families. Americans of all backgrounds can be at risk for heart disease and stroke— and nearly half of all adults have at least one major risk factor. However, individuals who are at high risk often do not know it, and data suggest that many people who experience sudden cardiac death do not act on early warning signs. That is why it is important to understand the risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as obesity, inactivity, and diabetes, and to keep your blood pressure and cholesterol under control. By maintaining a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, and not smoking, you can control risk factors and help protect your heart. To learn more about cardiovascular health, talk with your healthcare provider and visit www.CDC.gov/ heartdisease. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS My Administration is committed to leading a new era of medicine—one that delivers the right treatment at the right time—and to ensuring Americans live longer, healthier, more productive lives. That is why earlier this year, I announced the Precision Medicine Initiative. This bold new effort will revolutionize how our Nation fights disease by investing in research that will enable clinicians to tailor treatments to individual patients. Additionally, in 2011 we launched Million Hearts, an unprecedented effort that is bringing together Federal Agencies, non-profit organizations, and private-sector partners to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. We are working to enhance clinical care, bolster disease prevention programs, and empower individuals and communities to make healthy choices, demonstrating that improving the health system can save lives. More information on these important initiatives is available at www.NIH.gov/precisionmedicine and www.millionhearts.HHS.gov. At the same time, First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative is encouraging young people to develop heart-healthy habits from an early age, and the Affordable Care Act is allowing more families to access quality, affordable health care. New protections under the law require most insurance plans to cover recommended preventive services without copays, and they prevent insurers from denying coverage due to a pre-existing condition like heart disease. On Friday, February 6, Michelle and I invite all Americans to join in marking National Wear Red Day. By wearing red, we help raise awareness of cardiovascular disease and provide an important reminder that it is never too early to take action to protect our health. This month, let us reaffirm our resolve to fight this epidemic and continue our work to build a brighter future for our families. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:35 Feb 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04FED0.SGM 04FED0 6420 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 23 / Wednesday, February 4, 2015 / Presidential Documents In acknowledgement of the importance of the ongoing fight against cardiovascular disease, the Congress, by Joint Resolution approved December 30, 1963, as amended (77 Stat. 843; 36 U.S.C. 101), has requested that the President issue an annual proclamation designating February as ‘‘American Heart Month.’’ NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim February 2015 as American Heart Month, and I invite all Americans to participate in National Wear Red Day on February 6, 2015. I also invite the Governors of the States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, officials of other areas subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, and the American people to join me in recognizing and reaffirming our commitment to fighting cardiovascular disease. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth. [FR Doc. 2015–02372 Filed 2–3–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:00 Feb 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04FED0.SGM 04FED0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 23 (Wednesday, February 4, 2015)]
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[FR Doc No: 2015-02372]



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Vol. 80

Wednesday,

No. 23

February 4, 2015

Part IV





The President





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Proclamation 9229--American Heart Month, 2015



Proclamation 9230--National African American History Month, 2015



Proclamation 9231--National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and 
Prevention Month, 2015



Executive Order 13690--Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management 
Standard and a Process for Further Soliciting and Considering 
Stakeholder Input


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80 , No. 23 / Wednesday, February 4, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9229 of January 30, 2015

                
American Heart Month, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                In the United States, cardiovascular disease--including 
                heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure--is 
                responsible for one out of every three deaths. It is 
                the number one killer of American women and men, and it 
                is a leading cause of serious illness and disability. 
                Across our Nation, we have lost devoted mothers and 
                fathers, loved siblings, and cherished friends to this 
                devastating epidemic. During American Heart Month, as 
                we honor their memories, let us recommit to improving 
                our heart health and continuing the fight against this 
                deadly disease, for ourselves and our families.

                Americans of all backgrounds can be at risk for heart 
                disease and stroke--and nearly half of all adults have 
                at least one major risk factor. However, individuals 
                who are at high risk often do not know it, and data 
                suggest that many people who experience sudden cardiac 
                death do not act on early warning signs. That is why it 
                is important to understand the risk factors for 
                cardiovascular disease, such as obesity, inactivity, 
                and diabetes, and to keep your blood pressure and 
                cholesterol under control. By maintaining a healthy 
                diet, getting regular exercise, and not smoking, you 
                can control risk factors and help protect your heart. 
                To learn more about cardiovascular health, talk with 
                your healthcare provider and visit www.CDC.gov/heartdisease heartdisease.

                My Administration is committed to leading a new era of 
                medicine_one that delivers the right treatment at the 
                right time_and to ensuring Americans live longer, 
                healthier, more productive lives. That is why earlier 
                this year, I announced the Precision Medicine 
                Initiative. This bold new effort will revolutionize how 
                our Nation fights disease by investing in research that 
                will enable clinicians to tailor treatments to 
                individual patients. Additionally, in 2011 we launched 
                Million Hearts, an unprecedented effort that is 
                bringing together Federal Agencies, non-profit 
                organizations, and private-sector partners to prevent 1 
                million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. We are 
                working to enhance clinical care, bolster disease 
                prevention programs, and empower individuals and 
                communities to make healthy choices, demonstrating that 
                improving the health system can save lives. More 
                information on these important initiatives is available 
                at www.NIH.gov/precisionmedicine and 
                www.millionhearts.HHS.gov.

                At the same time, First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's 
                Move! initiative is encouraging young people to develop 
                heart-healthy habits from an early age, and the 
                Affordable Care Act is allowing more families to access 
                quality, affordable health care. New protections under 
                the law require most insurance plans to cover 
                recommended preventive services without copays, and 
                they prevent insurers from denying coverage due to a 
                pre-existing condition like heart disease.

                On Friday, February 6, Michelle and I invite all 
                Americans to join in marking National Wear Red Day. By 
                wearing red, we help raise awareness of cardiovascular 
                disease and provide an important reminder that it is 
                never too early to take action to protect our health. 
                This month, let us reaffirm our resolve to fight this 
                epidemic and continue our work to build a brighter 
                future for our families.

[[Page 6420]]

                In acknowledgement of the importance of the ongoing 
                fight against cardiovascular disease, the Congress, by 
                Joint Resolution approved December 30, 1963, as amended 
                (77 Stat. 843; 36 U.S.C. 101), has requested that the 
                President issue an annual proclamation designating 
                February as ``American Heart Month.''

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim February 
                2015 as American Heart Month, and I invite all 
                Americans to participate in National Wear Red Day on 
                February 6, 2015. I also invite the Governors of the 
                States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, officials of 
                other areas subject to the jurisdiction of the United 
                States, and the American people to join me in 
                recognizing and reaffirming our commitment to fighting 
                cardiovascular disease.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirtieth day of January, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

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