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Mayor Rahm Emanuel has declared this week to be the first ever Chicago Healthy Hearts Week, bringing together the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and more than a dozen leading partners to promote a heart-healthy lifestyle and identify new ways to combat cardiovascular disease.
“Heart disease and strokes do not discriminate. They affect all ages, races, religions and classes,” said Mayor Emanuel. “As one of the country’s largest and most diverse cities, our Healthy Chicago, Healthy Hearts action plan will help us ensure we are doing everything we can to create healthy heart cultures in every Chicago neighborhood.”
Read more about the action plan, below.
Cardiovascular disease remains the leading killer in both Chicago and the nation, claiming the lives of about 2,200 Americans each day. In Chicago, nearly 5,500 Chicagoans die each year because of cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and stroke.
HEALTHY CHICAGO, HEALTHY HEARTS
SEVEN ACTION PRIORITIES
(from the Ten-Year Update of A Public Health Action Plan to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke)
1. Effective communication to support the prevention and public health provisions of the Affordable Care Act;
2. Strategic leadership, partnerships and organization to integrate public health and health care systems;
3. Taking action to put present knowledge to work with a health equity lens;
4. Building capacity by training the prevention workforce;
5. Evaluating impact by monitoring cardiovascular health towards achieving established targets;
6. Advancing policy by using research and epidemiologic intelligence to advance policy; and
7. Engaging in regional and global collaboration to link cardiovascular disease and non- communicable disease
prevention with regional and global partners.
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Join me! Sunday, April 27, 2014, the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy Alpha Sigma chapter of Phi Delta Chi will be hosting its 2nd Annual 5K Walk/Run benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Runners will join together to participate in this family friendly event along the lakefront trail at Montrose Harbor.-Adults Day of Event -$45, cash
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Thursday’s hosting a DYNAMIC & EMPOWERING monthly Health Challenge at Nutrimedicos with Dr. Estella Hernandez MD and Nancy Gonzalez Bootcamp Fitness Instructor, co-founder of Women Empowerment. At 1719 W.18th St.(Paulina) March 27th | Apr 24th | May 22nd | June 5th.
Ready for our 5K,1K,+Tot Trot! with Be The Match- Cure for Blood Cancer. Its April 12, 2014- Chicago, IL @Montrose Harbor. Please Inbox me, I’m setting up. So psyched! Thank you, Mil Gracias Latinos representing for the Cure for Blood Cancer, WOW!
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