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African Americans to Reach Health Resolutions Through Search Your Heart
Date:12/29/2008

ults among African Americans because it's community based, Kennedy said.

"To be effective with this high-risk population, you must be physically accessible in the community and culturally relevant," she said. "The Search Your Heart program offers these delivery mechanisms so that people can make actual, positive change."

Smith said the New Year can bring a "New You" to anyone willing to change.

"I feel better today," he said. "I don't feel sluggish anymore and my mindset is better. My doctor said my progress is going well, and I'm doing much better."

To find out how to bring Search Your Heart to your community, call 800-AHA-USA1 or visit americanheart.org/searchyourheart.

About the American Heart Association

Founded in 1924, we're the nation's oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. To help prevent, treat and defeat these diseases -- America's No. 1 and No. 3 killers -- we fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit americanheart.org.


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