Community Programs

We encourage community-wide participation in heart disease prevention, education, detection and lifestyle changes that can improve the cardiovascular health status of all communities, primarily those with a majority of African Americans residents who remain at higher risk for heart disease and stroke when compared to white Americans.

We’re glad you’re here. Your presence lets us know that we are not alone in the fight against heart disease. We encourage community-wide participation in heart disease prevention, education, detection and lifestyle changes that can improve the cardiovascular health status of all communities, especially those with a majority of African Americans residents who remain at higher risk for heart disease and stroke when compared to white Americans.

Events and Programs

ABC’s signature community program is Spirit of the Heart. This program is scheduled in several U.S. cities each year and may consist of a Leadership Forum, a health fair with free screenings, food, music and family fun, and a Message from the Pulpit at a local church. The programs are developed to help consumers understand that heart disease is preventable, and heart healthy practices are important for longevity. This program has made measurable differences in communities nationwide even leading to legislation for health care reform.

2018 Spirit of the Heart Program Schedule:

  • Birmingham, AL – July 20 & 28 – Local Hosts: Timothy Lee, MD, Anabela Simon-Lee MD
  • Charlotte, NC – October 5-6 – Local Host: David N. Smith, MD
  • Houston, TX – October 12-13 – Local Host: Simbo Chiadika, MD
  • Richmond, VA – October 12-13 – Local Host: Phillip Duncan, MD
  • Macon, GA – October 20-21 – Local Hosts: Felix Sogade, MD,  Joseph Poku, MD, and Daniel Haithcock, MD
  • Gary, IN – November 2-3 – Local Host: Andre Artis, MD

Additional details will be posted as they become available.

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Spirit of the Heart Local Health Fairs

Spirit of the Heart community programs are supported in part by:

Amgen

Boehringer Ingelheim
Boston Scientific
Edwards