Thursday 17 Apr 2014

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CEO Nancy Brown: Improving our nation’s health, community by community

Published: 4:48 pm CDT, October 14, 2013

When the American Heart Association set an ambitious goal for improving Americans’ cardiovascular health by 2020, it was worded very carefully.

The goal is not merely “to help all Americans.” It reads: “to help all Americans.”

The emphasis matters because there is no one-size-fits-all way of beating heart disease and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 4 killers of Americans. Part of the solution is figuring out which segments of our population are most at risk and finding the best ways to meet their needs.

In her latest Huffington Post column, American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown writes about the importance of health equity and details several programs that are making a difference.

For more in this series of heart-health columns on the Huffington Post, visit Nancy Brown columns.

  • Amir

    First I want to appreciate your effort for the health and second I want to know what you have done for the high volume of the food products in the market that contain “Partially Hydrogenated Oil”, specially in kid’s products like cereal!
    I’m sure you know how much time people should waste to find a product that is free of partially hydrogenated oil, high fructose corn syrup, GMOs and colors that non of them are good for health and specially for heart.
    Isn’t it better to get rid of these products before any other prevention?