Former Dallas Cowboy Rayfield Wright, Hall of Famer Abner Haynes, Sr. & City Councilman Ed Oakley Support Healthy Heart Campaign in Dallas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | February 24, 2005
FORMER DALLAS COWBOY RAYFIELD WRIGHT, HALL OF FAMER ABNER HAYNES, SR. & CITY COUNCILMAN ED OAKLEY SUPPORT HEALTHY HEART CAMPAIGN IN DALLAS
Foundation Launches Healthy Heart Campaign to Tackle Disparities
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Foundation to Implement Interventions in Congressional Districts
To tackle cardiovascular disease disparities in Dallas, National Minority Health Month Foundation (NMHMF), in cooperation with Dallas City Councilman Ed Oakley, the Heroes of Football and the American Heart Association, today launched the Healthy Heart campaign, a data-driven initiative, at a press conference at Parkland Health & Hospital’s Bluitt-Flowers Health Center. Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is the sponsor of the groundbreaking effort.
“With February being American Heart Month, it is appropriate to kick off this evidence-based campaign now,” said Dr. Gary Puckrein, Executive Director, NMHMF. “Working in collaboration with local government, community organizations and industry in Dallas, we hope to turn the red zip codes into green, healthy zip codes by identifying individuals who are at highest risk and strategically implementing interventions.”
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