February is Heart Health Month, a designation first made by President Lyndon B. Johnson approved December 30, 1963. President Johnson declared February 1964 s American Heart Month urging the people of the United States to “give heed to the nationwide problem of heart and blood-vessel diseases, and to support the programs required to bring about its solution.” aAlong with the declaration of February as National Heart Health Month, the American Heart Association (AHA) helps lead the charge in providing awareness, education, and funding of medical research in order to promote heart health. According to the AHA, cardiovascular disease accounts for 17.3 million deaths per year and by the year 2030, it is expected to surpass 23.6 million. b
Heart Awareness Month
The AHA was founded in 1924 and includes over 22.5 million volunteers and supporters today. The statistics regarding heart disease can be seen as alarming; today, it is the number one killer in the world, and some form of cardiovascular disease affects more than one in every three adult Americans. c
Here at Dorsey Schools, we join in the crusade to raise awareness about Heart Health throughout the month of February. Be on the lookout for additional heart-related topics to hit our blog throughout the month!
In support of Heart Health Month this February, stay tuned to our blog for additional topics we’ll be exploring on all things Heart Health, including:
- National Wear Red Day (Friday February 5th)
- The Basics of Blood Pressure
- What is an EKG?
About the Medical Training Programs for Careers in Healthcare at Dorsey Schools
Dorsey Schools offers a number of Medical Training programs to prepare students for promising careers in healthcare. As our healthcare system continues to evolve, the need for trained, specialized support staff is as important as ever. Here at Dorsey Schools, we are committed to providing quality Medical Training to the healthcare workers of tomorrow at our campus locations throughout Michigan! Most of the Medical Training programs at Dorsey Schools offer a balanced curriculum of in-class lectures along with hands-on practice in our medical labs or clinical massage environment. Many of our Medical Training programs also include an externship component during a student’s final module of training, providing them with industry experience and professional exposure in real-world occupational settings. For those interested in pursuing an exciting and rewarding career in healthcare, Dorsey Schools can help and you can train in a relatively short amount of time – many programs can be completed in one year or less!
Dorsey Schools offers the following Medical Training Programs for Careers in Healthcare:
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Administration and Billing
- Patient Care Technician
- Enhanced Nurse Aide
- Pharmacy Technician
- Dialysis Patient Care Technician
- Massage Therapy
While specific program offerings will vary by campus, Dorsey Schools offers Medical Training Programs for Careers in Healthcare at the following campus locations:
- Dearborn, MI
- Lansing, MI
- Madison Heights, MI
- Roseville, MI
- Saginaw, MI
- Southgate, MI
- Waterford-Pontiac, MI
- Wayne, MI
To learn more about Dorsey Schools training programs, you can give us a call at 888-422-1188 or request info online!
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed the program, and other important information, please visit www.dorsey.edu/disclosures.