The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement New York City is proud to present Equitable Health for All Women: A Special February Conversation in celebration of American Heart Month and Black History Month. We would like to thank today’s guest speakers: Dr. Jennifer Mieres, MD, SVP, Center for Equity of Care; Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Northwell Health, Ashley Edwards, Founder & CEO of MindRight Health, Lucy Emonina and Ovuke’ Emonina McCoy, 2021 Class of Real Women, cardiovascular disease survivors, and Dr. Nupoor Narula, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiology, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine.
Women’s Heart Health Overview
Heart disease is the nation’s leading killer of women. But paying attention to risk factors and living a healthy lifestyle can help keep heart disease at bay.
Racial and Gender Inequity
The nation’s history of structural racism and discrimination must be acknowledged as a driver of health problems and shortened lives for Black people, other racial, ethnic and minority groups, and women.
Mental Health and Wellness
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.
High Blood Pressure
Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure and many don’t even know they have it. With proper treatment and management, you can control your blood pressure to help you live a long and healthy life.
Diego is the Communications Director for the American Heart Association in New York City. He loves sharing powerful stories that inspire people to take control of their health.