Black History Month 2017:
History In the Making

2016 was a tough year for health justice and equity. In 2017, we are recharged and committed to shining a spotlight on issues that affect communities of color across the nation. We pledge to not only host discussions, but also pledge to work with you to create sustainable solutions that will directly impact and project our communities ahead, helping to close the disparity gap. This year we will explore the SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH, external factors that can lead to the key issues that you are used to discussing with us—heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and stress.

Help us highlight History in the Making

Send us pictures and stories that highlight the positive efforts that are being implemented to positively impact the health outcomes your community for a feature on our social media and webpage. Share your submissions with us on Facebook and/ or email it to us at empoweredtoserve@heart.org.

Did You Know Place Matters?: Blog

SDOHSome experts suggest that your zip code is a bigger determinant of your health than is your DNA. And other research suggests that continued exposure to the stresses of poverty, unemployment, and poor housing can actually alter the structure of your DNA, compounded over generations. Read More.
Blog post By Kristi Durazo

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