AHA volunteers attend heart health briefing at White House
This briefing, part of the “Making Health Care Better” White House event series, gathered approximately 200 AHA staff members and volunteers from throughout the U.S. There were also participants who came from other partner groups.
In addition, several leading Obama administration officials participated in the event. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Dr. Steven Houser, AHA president; and Dr. Robert Califf, U.S. Food and Drug Administration president, were among them.
The briefing featured presentations on various aspects of heart health. One panel discussed the progress that has been made with respect to access, research and coverage for stroke survivors and heart disease patients.
Another presentation included AHA volunteers who shared their experiences about heart disease and stroke. Volunteer speakers offered unique views and insights, adding depth to the ongoing conversation about the connection between heart and brain health. Furthermore, they emphasized that when scientists and leaders work together, they can develop effective policies to decrease and eventually eliminate heart disease as well as stroke.
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