Metro Chicago Multicultural Leadership Committee

Please join one of our Multicultural Leadership Committees: Metro Chicago Latinos and Metro Chicago African Americans as we work together to promote our free programs/campaigns, such as Power to End Stroke and the Heart360® Hypertension Initiative to increase awareness of heart disease and stroke in the African American and Hispanic/Latino communities. 
Dedicated council members will meet monthly and include representatives from the healthcare, corporate, advocacy community, as well as community, faith-based, and family members/survivors of heart disease and stroke.  All members will be asked to integrate our programs for managing hypertension, obesity and reducing disparity of care into the community and assess additional areas of need. Our goal is system change that brings forth health equity throughout Metro Chicago.

With your support and passion, The American Heart Association will continue saving lives and building stronger communities.

For more information please contact Fil Guipoco, (312) 476-6628, Santrice Martin, (312) 476-6654, or Lyzeth Mondragon, (312) 476-6607 .
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Chicago Most Powerful Voices Gospel Concert & Health Fair
April 27, 2013

More than 4,000 attendees at the House of Hope heard about the risks and warning signs of stroke as well as the joyous gospel singing of groups such as ACME Missionary Baptist Church Choir.

Marvin Sapp was the featured performer.

More than 700 attended the opening Health and Wellness Fair with many receiving free Blood Pressure, glucose and cholesterol screenings.
2013 Chicago House of Hope Wellness
Westside Health Authority Community Kitchen
Nov. 13, 2012

The American Heart Association partnered with Adrian Dortch of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser to host its Simple Cooking with Heart Demo.

At the event, Adrian shared his personal story regarding nutrition, weight gain, and heart disease.

He proceeded to host a live cooking demo preparing two dishes including mixed greens and shiritaki noodles with ground turkey.

Next, Adrian provided a Q&A session focusing on nutrition education questions regarding substitution items, grocery shopping advice, ways to cook healthy on a budget, and how to balance family, work and health.
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African Americans are twice as likely to have a stroke as any other group, yet many of these strokes are preventable. Power To End Stroke, our national campaign to help African Americans recognize and reduce their risk of stroke, embraces and celebrates their culture, energy, creativity and lifestyles. More about Power To End Stroke
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African-American and Hispanic/Latino women have a higher risk for heart disease and stroke than other women. Contact our local staff for help in coordinating an event at your church or community center to help your female members develop heart-healthy lifestyles. More about the Go Red For Women movement
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is a proud local sponsor of Go Red Por Tu Corazón
Power Ambassador NING Site
Power To End Stroke is excited to announce the launch of the  Power Ambassador Community, a place for Power Ambassadors across the nation to share information about what they are doing to promote the PTES movement. 

It is a gathering place to share successes, ask questions, review training materials, download program materials, post pictures and videos, post events to a centralized calendar and chat in real-time.  
Sign up for Power Ambassador NING
Printable Health Information Fact Sheets
Go Red Por Tu Corazón celebrates the energy, passion and power Hispanic women have to band together to wipe out heart disease, the No. 1 cause of death for Latinas.

Go Red Por Tu Corazón is working with Chicago Hispanic communities to help educate Hispanic women about heart disease and how they can help their families live heart- healthy lives

The Power To End Stroke campaign is supported nationally by the Bristol-Myers Squibb/Sanofi Pharmaceuticals partnership.

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