Check-In & Check-Up for Your Health with Sybil Wilkes

Sybil Wilkes

Heart disease is the leading cause of mortality from COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control. COVID-19 has underscored the dire health problems facing Black people, including the highest death rates from heart disease and diabetes in at least 20 years.

Get some perspective on what’s happening with Check In & Check Up for Your Health, where Sybil Wilkes will bring together influential leaders and the Black community to address the health disparities Black people face.

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The Know Diabetes by Heart activations are the first in the AHA-sponsored Check In & Check Up for Your Health™ with Sybil Wilkes. Stay tuned for more great content from this collaboration.

Know Diabetes by Heart™ presented a special edition of Sybil Wilkes Live, Check In & Check Up for Your Health, in November for American Diabetes Month®. Sybil (Tom Joyner Morning Show) and her co-host David Mann (Assisted Living, Meet the Browns) shared their personal experiences and addressed two leading health threats — type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease — and their impact on the Black community. 

Special guests included Know Diabetes by Heart volunteers Kim Ketter, NP, CDE; and Anthony Wilson, plus appearances by Anthony Anderson (Black-ish) and caregiving coach Pat Bailey (She Ages Well). 

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Watch the Check-In & Check-Up for Your Health Videos 

Check In & Check Up For Your Health: Sybil Wilkes, Dr. Eric Griggs, Erica Annise, Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall & Alycia Cooper, Feb. 24 6 p.m. CST | Discussion about chronic illness and mental health in the Black community. Proudly supported by the American Heart Association.

Check In & Check Up For Your Health w/ Sybil Wilkes, Dominique, Dana Burks & Aishia Grevenberg Friday, Feb. 4, 6 p.m. CST | While Black Americans are suffering through a cycle of grief and emotional distress due to the global health pandemic and the calls for social and racial justice, Black women, who are also at high risk for heart disease, are facing an overwhelming mental health crisis which impacts their heart health, mental health and overall well-being. This Black History Month, our panel of Black women are defining a new way forward, not a new normal, but a new paradigm.

Join us on this empowering journey to reclaim control of our well-being!

Check-In & Check-Up For Your Health: Health & Wellness in the Black Community | Streamed live on Jan 13, 2022 • Check In and Check Up for Your Health is the pathway to make physical and mental health a part of our daily lives. The purpose is simple: Promote greater health awareness for Black folks to eliminate the health disparities that currently exist in our communities.
Know Diabetes by Heart: A Conversation w/Sybil Wilkes and David Mann Streamed live on Nov 30, 2021 • The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA), along with industry leaders, have proudly launched the initiative Know Diabetes by Heart to reduce cardiovascular deaths, heart attacks, heart failure and strokes in people living with type 2 diabetes. Join Sybil Wilkes and David Mann for a conversation on ways to reduce your risk.

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CICU will provide organizations and community partners with greater awareness and education to improve health outcomes. As the title sponsor of CICU, the AHA is committed to furthering efforts to achieve health equity.

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