The Heart Health Symposium

The Wisconsin Healthy Hearts Virtual Symposium 2020 is a “call-to-action” for heart health partners, including health systems, insurers/payors, and community organizations, to join together in the creation of a new road map for heart health that will advance outcomes and opportunities for greater health equity throughout Wisconsin.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. People of color are at particular risk. African Americans are 2 to 3 times more likely to die of heart disease compared with whites, and African Americans and other racial/ethnic minorities have higher rates of premature death resulting from cardiovascular disease (CVD) and higher CVD risk factors. The most significant opportunities for reducing death and disability from CVD in the United States lie with addressing the social determinants of CVD outcomes.

Please join us on Thursday October 8, 2020 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm for a virtual interactive day full of community-informed education and discussion.

Together we will:

  • Learn from national, state, and local experts regarding the inequitable burden of heart disease within Wisconsin’s communities of color
  • Grow knowledge and understanding of health equity and historic, current, and local barriers to heart health
  • Develop a heart health action plan guided by community voices
  • Expand, strengthen, and inspire Wisconsin’s partnership capacity to advance equitable heart health outcomes

Registration is free.

Strategy Summaries for Symposium

To view the meeting agenda click here.

To register please click here 

For more information contact the Department of Health Services, Chronic Disease and Prevention Program Educator: Teofilo.Salas@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Brought to you by a collaborative including Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Wisconsin Nurses Association,  American Heart Association, MetaStar, Wisconsin Hospital Association, Wisconsin Health Cooperative, Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality and the Wisconsin Community Health Fund.