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 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 .

Chicago 14 MPV Concert

Chicago Most Powerful Voices Gospel Concert
House of Hope   April 26, 2014

Hosted by Sonja Blakey of V103 - Get Your Praise On
Featured Yolanda Adams, Chicago Mass Choir and Jonathan McReynolds

Chicago 14 GRPTC Conference

GRPTC Educational Workshop Feb. 14, 2014 
Mexican Consulate General in Chicago
Collaboration with Mexican Consulate General in Chicago & Sinai Health System
Representatives from Latino/Hispanic focused community organizations.
Interactive presentations on heart health topics

Chicago 14 MPV BP Screening

Health Fair  at Most Powerful Voices Gospel Concert

House of Hope   April 26, 2014
Glucose Screening (above) Chicago State University;
Blood pressure screenings; Massages
CPR Training - Illinois Heart Rescue
EB30X - Exercise Demonstrations

Chicago 14 GRPTC Mothers Day

GRPTC Desayuno Dia de las Madres May 10, 2014
(Mother’s Day Breakfast)
Interactive panel discussion; over 200 attending
Traditional mariachi performance for Mother’s Day.
Collaboration with the Mexican Consulate General in Chicago

Power To End Stroke HorizGRFW Screened Go Red Por Tu Corazon
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
Go Red For Women Sundays
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
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.

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 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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