Milwaukee Health Equity Board

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Health Equity Board members are Power To End Stroke Ambassadors for the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association within our communities.

Health Equity Board dynamically brings together volunteer champions of the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association (ASA) within African-American & Hispanic communities to address health disparities.  Important local plans, activities and challenges are highlighted. Affiliate and National updates are shared.  Successes and achievements are recognized and celebrated.  The culmination of activities raise awareness and funding for scientific research to improve cardiovascular disease and stroke outcomes for African-American and Hispanic communities.
 
Please contact Azure’De M. Williams, Health Equity Director, (414) 227-1455, if you would like to be considered for nomination to the Health Equity Board.

Become a Power To End Stroke Ambassador
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.  Complete PTES Training Module and Survey

More about Power To End Stroke


Go Red Por Tu Corazón
 
Be a part of the Go Red Por Tu Corazón movement, which focuses on family cultural traditions to promote a healthy lifestyle within the Hispanic community. You've come to the right place to learn how you can get involved.

Learn more about Go Red Por Tu Corazón 

2013 - 2014 Check. Change. Control.TM
472 participants regularly checked their blood pressure at 7 Milwaukee sites and learned how to control blood pressure with healthy eating and increased physical activity in a 4-month program.  As a group 17.1% scored hypertensive in a pre-test and 5.36% at the end.

Milwaukee Most Powerful Voices Gospel Concert
Over 1,000 Milwaukee attendees of the Most Powerful Voices Concert, featuring Vicki Winans, learned about stroke warning signs and how to reduce their risk.

Mexican Fiesta 2014 (Aug. 22-24)
We collected 195 "My Life Check" surveys. Read the summary to learn what this information implies for Hispanic outreach/events in Southeastern Wisconsin. 
Attendees could also learn Hands-Only CPR.

2014 Mexican Fiesta Milwaukee


Printable Health Information Fact Sheets


These Answers By Heart are also available in Spanish.