Greater Boston Health Equity Local Programs

Updated:Mar 7,2014


Power To End Stroke in Greater Boston
Power To End Stroke (PTES) is an exciting national campaign that raises awareness about stroke while embracing and celebrating the culture, creativity and energy of African Americans. In Greater Boston, this campaign is expanding to also target Latino and Portuguese-speaking people.

Besides involving high profile leaders, the program mobilizes media and healthcare professionals, and forms strategic alliances with corporations and foundations to maximize impact. To date, more than 144,000 people nationally have joined the Power To End Stroke movement, with over 4,600 people trained as Ambassadors and over 1 billion media impressions.

Other Health Disparities Community Initiatives Across Greater Boston
  • Go Red For Women®
    The beauty and strength of our culture rests in the family, and the heartbeat of the family is the wife and mother. Unfortunately, heart disease and stroke are attacking that heartbeat.
  • Childhood Obesity
    One of the most critical public health problems today that threatens to reverse the last half century's gains in reducing cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death.  The American Heart Association has developed a multi-pronged approach to impacting the childhood obesity prevalence.