In recognition of Black History Month, we honor American Heart Association volunteers and EmPOWERED To Serve™ ambassadors, as well as entrepreneurs and community organizations, for the the notable, innovative and impactful contributions they are making to the medical community and communities at-large to support our mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Each day in February, a social media campaign, titled, “History in the Making,” will highlight these individuals and organizations for the work they are performing. Health issues of which African-Americans are at a higher risk, such as high blood pressure and stroke, will also be featured, directing to web sites for tips and information.
Here is a sample of the “History in the Making” campaign:
|A graduate of Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Mieres is an American Heart Association fellow and a national spokesperson for the AHA’s Go Red for Women movement. You may catch Dr. Mieres on national television programs as she often comments on heart health.|
|Past president of the American Heart Association, Dr. Clyde Yancy earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. Currently, Dr. Yancy is the Chief of Cardiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Magerstadt Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.|
|An inspirational movement and more than a walk, @GirlTrek is encouraging women to use walking to heal their bodies, inspire their families and enliven their communities.|
|The blood pressure guidelines have changed, with the largest impact being among African- Americans. Do you know your numbers? http://bit.ly/2BEmJfV|
To learn more visit the Empowered to Serve website.
Our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.