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.

Spirit of the Heart Local Health Fairs

2017 Spirit of the Heart Program Schedule:

  • Gary, IN – September 22-23 – Local Host: Andree Artis, MD
  • Jackson, MS – October 13-14 – Local Hosts: Malcolm Taylor, MD and Mrs. Gwen Taylor
  • Macon, GA – October 19-21 – Local Host: Felix Sogade, MD,  Joseph Poku, MD, and Daniel Haithcock, MD
  • Richmond, VA – October 27-28 – Local Host: Phillip Duncan, MD
  • Memphis, TN – November 3-4 – Local Hosts: Jesse McGee, MD and Wilma McGee, RN
  • Hilton Head, SC – November 14-17 (Healthy Churches 2020 Conference)

 

More details will be posted as they become available.
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