American Heart Association

Closing the diversity gap in the medical field

For the fourth consecutive year, minority women pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in healthcare fields can apply for 16 scholarships worth $2,500 to use toward tuition

The deadline to apply for the Go Red Multicultural Scholarship Fund for 2015 scholarships is Dec. 31, 2014. The scholarships are provided through a partnership […]

Scholarship working to close diversity shortage gap in medicine

Nefertiti Clavon struggles to keep up with rising tuition costs and other college expenses.

“There were times I felt I was going to have to leave school because of financial situations,” said Clavon, a 22-year-old health promotions student at the University of Houston in Texas.

Clavon’s dilemma is not uncommon.  Rising […]

Money biggest barrier to learning CPR for urban minorities

Cost, fear and a lack of information may prevent minorities in urban communities from learning and performing CPR, but free training or incentives like transportation to courses could help, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

Six focus groups that included 42 […]