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"PEACE of Heart" Campaign Comes to Metro Washington to Help Fight Heart Disease Epidemic among Minorities : Hallmark of Campaign's Health Screening Events Is Personalized Follow-Up
Date:9/25/2008

The campaign will work to identify people at risk in underserved communities in six cities through free screenings at community health centers selected with the help of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). LabCorp, another of the campaign's partners, will test cholesterol and blood glucose levels at no cost to participants.

The campaign partners are:

American Heart Association (AHA) Association of Black Cardiologists LabCorp National Association of Community Health Centers National Medical Association National Minority Quality Forum RainbowPUSH Coalition United Health Foundation UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) As a result of a high prevalence of hypertension, African Americans have a 1.5 times greater rate of heart disease death and 1.8 times greater rate of fatal stroke than Caucasians, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).Heart disease, stroke and all other cardiovascular diseases account for 33 percent of deaths among African American males and 38 percent of deaths among African American females, according to recent statistics cited by the AHA.

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