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Download as PDF Vol. 81 Wednesday, No. 22 February 3, 2016 Part III The President mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 Proclamation 9391—American Heart Month, 2016 Proclamation 9392—National African American History Month, 2016 Proclamation 9393—National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, 2016 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:31 Feb 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\03FED0.SGM 03FED0 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:31 Feb 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\03FED0.SGM 03FED0 5875 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 22 Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Title 3— Proclamation 9391 of January 29, 2016 The President American Heart Month, 2016 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Affecting people of all races and ethnicities, cardiovascular disease is the single leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, responsible for one in three deaths in the United States each year. Though usually preventable, heart disease can manifest itself in sudden and unforeseen ways, and it costs our Nation hundreds of billions of dollars annually. During American Heart Month, we remember those we have lost to this devastating disease, promote healthy lifestyles that mitigate its impacts, and pledge to continue our fight against it. Heart disease must be addressed with urgency. Every person can take steps to reduce the risk factors associated with heart disease in themselves and in those they care about—whether as parents, caretakers, or friends—by encouraging healthy eating, physical activity, and by discouraging the use of tobacco. Almost half of all Americans face increased risk of heart disease for reasons that include being a smoker, having high blood pressure, or having high cholesterol. You can reduce your chances of developing heart disease by reducing alcohol intake, exercising regularly, maintaining a nutritious diet, living tobacco-free, and staying aware of early warning signs. For more resources and information, visit www.CDC.gov/HeartDisease. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 Testing cholesterol levels for individuals particularly vulnerable to heart disease and checking blood pressure regularly are both critical preventive measures for detecting heart disease early on, and thanks to the Affordable Care Act, tens of millions of Americans now have access to recommended preventive services for free. First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative is working to reduce obesity—another primary contributing factor to cardiovascular issues—among children to offset their susceptibility to heart disease and other obesity-related health problems. Additionally, my Administration launched Million Hearts 5 years ago, a national initiative aimed at preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. Moving forward, we will continue to invest in research that helps target medical treatments and gives all of us access to the personalized information we need to keep ourselves and our families healthy. Michelle and I encourage everyone to participate in National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 5, by wearing red in honor of those we have lost to heart disease and to raise awareness of this devastating disease and the steps we can all take to prevent it. Every 43 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a heart attack, and many of them are fatal. Combating heart disease is imperative for improving public health in America, and together, we can work to ensure everybody knows its signs and symptoms and can access needed care. This month, let us renew our efforts to raise awareness of this disease and its consequences, and let us recommit to building a healthier, heartier future for all. In acknowledgment 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.’’ VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:31 Feb 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03FED0.SGM 03FED0 5876 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 22 / Wednesday, February 3, 2016 / Presidential Documents NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim February 2016 as American Heart Month, and I invite all Americans to participate in National Wear Red Day on February 5, 2016. 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 twenty-ninth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth. [FR Doc. 2016–02218 Filed 2–2–16; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:31 Feb 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03FED0.SGM 03FED0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 Billing code 3295–F6–P

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 22 (Wednesday, February 3, 2016)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 5873-5876]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02218]



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Vol. 81

Wednesday,

No. 22

February 3, 2016

Part III





The President





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Proclamation 9391--American Heart Month, 2016



Proclamation 9392--National African American History Month, 2016



Proclamation 9393--National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and 
Prevention Month, 2016


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 81 , No. 22 / Wednesday, February 3, 2016 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9391 of January 29, 2016

                
American Heart Month, 2016

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Affecting people of all races and ethnicities, 
                cardiovascular disease is the single leading cause of 
                death for both men and women in the United States, 
                responsible for one in three deaths in the United 
                States each year. Though usually preventable, heart 
                disease can manifest itself in sudden and unforeseen 
                ways, and it costs our Nation hundreds of billions of 
                dollars annually. During American Heart Month, we 
                remember those we have lost to this devastating 
                disease, promote healthy lifestyles that mitigate its 
                impacts, and pledge to continue our fight against it.

                Heart disease must be addressed with urgency. Every 
                person can take steps to reduce the risk factors 
                associated with heart disease in themselves and in 
                those they care about--whether as parents, caretakers, 
                or friends--by encouraging healthy eating, physical 
                activity, and by discouraging the use of tobacco. 
                Almost half of all Americans face increased risk of 
                heart disease for reasons that include being a smoker, 
                having high blood pressure, or having high cholesterol. 
                You can reduce your chances of developing heart disease 
                by reducing alcohol intake, exercising regularly, 
                maintaining a nutritious diet, living tobacco-free, and 
                staying aware of early warning signs. For more 
                resources and information, visit www.CDC.gov/HeartDisease HeartDisease.

                Testing cholesterol levels for individuals particularly 
                vulnerable to heart disease and checking blood pressure 
                regularly are both critical preventive measures for 
                detecting heart disease early on, and thanks to the 
                Affordable Care Act, tens of millions of Americans now 
                have access to recommended preventive services for 
                free. First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! 
                initiative is working to reduce obesity--another 
                primary contributing factor to cardiovascular issues--
                among children to offset their susceptibility to heart 
                disease and other obesity-related health problems. 
                Additionally, my Administration launched Million Hearts 
                5 years ago, a national initiative aimed at preventing 
                1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. Moving 
                forward, we will continue to invest in research that 
                helps target medical treatments and gives all of us 
                access to the personalized information we need to keep 
                ourselves and our families healthy.

                Michelle and I encourage everyone to participate in 
                National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 5, by wearing 
                red in honor of those we have lost to heart disease and 
                to raise awareness of this devastating disease and the 
                steps we can all take to prevent it. Every 43 seconds, 
                someone in the United States suffers a heart attack, 
                and many of them are fatal. Combating heart disease is 
                imperative for improving public health in America, and 
                together, we can work to ensure everybody knows its 
                signs and symptoms and can access needed care. This 
                month, let us renew our efforts to raise awareness of 
                this disease and its consequences, and let us recommit 
                to building a healthier, heartier future for all.

                In acknowledgment 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.''

[[Page 5876]]

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim February 
                2016 as American Heart Month, and I invite all 
                Americans to participate in National Wear Red Day on 
                February 5, 2016. 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 
                twenty-ninth day of January, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.
                
                
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