AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AND LATINO LEADERS COME TOGETHER TO CHAMPION SOLUTIONS FOR LATINO HEART HEALTH
NEW YORK— March 23, 2017—The American Heart Association | American Stroke Association welcomes Latino leaders and stakeholders to the Annual Tu Corazón Latino Health Summit, a conference dedicated to Latino cardiovascular health featuring leaders from a variety of fields, including medicine, media, nutrition, culinary arts, and public policy, among others.
This year, the Tu Corazón Latino Health Summit will take place on Thursday, April 6th at Time Warner Center (10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019) from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM. The American Heart Association invites all organizations, hospitals, physician offices and community leaders that work with Latino audiences to learn about the seven measures for “ideal health,” how they relate to Latino heart health and how collectively we can make a difference.
Heart disease and stroke are the leading killers of Latinos in New York City and nationwide, and over 30% of Hispanic adults age 20 and older, have cardiovascular disease. Compared to non-Hispanic whites, Latinos are more likely to be overweight and obese and to have diabetes—both risk factors for heart disease. The Summit, with presenting sponsor Bristol-Myers Squibb, aims to deliver educational information through Latino leaders and influencers on behalf of the Association to better educate the communities they serve.
Heart disease and stroke are major threats Latinos face and research shows our awareness lags. By combining American Heart and Stroke Association science with Latino leadership we can help increase awareness and develop best practices for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health.
For more information, visit: Voices for Healthy Communities
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s leading killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit www.heart.org or call any of our offices around the country.