Doctors from Swedish are partnering with the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) to discuss the health issues that disproportionately affect the African American community, including mother/infant health, type 2 diabetes, HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular disease, and breast cancer. Take some time to watch and share the videos below to get the word out about these issues & what you can do to take action.
About the Exhibit:
Checking Our Pulse is designed to do three things. First, to celebrate the regional heroes who have dedicated their lives to improving health care in our community. Second, to have a means of furthering awareness about the universal health issues that disproportionately affect the African American population, such as breast cancer, HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Finally, the exhibit will serve as a “call to action” for those in the African American community to begin making more positive lifestyle choices that will lead to healthier families and a healthier community. Checking Our Pulse aims to celebrate the work of local medical professionals in the African American community, and use this celebration as a means to connect the local African American population with nearby healthcare providers and solutions.
Visit the Northwest African American Museum at www.naamnw.org.
Livestream questions: email Dana Lewis.
Media inquiries: Drew Symonds for NAAM and Swedish, (206)343-1543 or (425)681-3551 (cell).