Both American Heart Month and Black History Month are celebrated in February. One focuses on the burden of cardiovascular disease, the other celebrates the contributions of African Americans over the course of history.
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams
While most remember Daniel Hale Williams as one of the first physicians to complete a successful open-heart surgery, his activism extended access to high-quality healthcare to African American patients, doctors, and nurses. He founded Chicago’s Provident Hospital, the first non-segregated hospital in the United States and also founded an associated nursing school for African Americans.
American Heart Month
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Every year, one in four deaths is caused by heart disease. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, we offer this guide to provide you with knowledge and empower you.