The National Forum’s 16th Annual Meeting, “Paths to Innovation,” was held on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Check out resources from the meeting below:
The National Forum Annual Meeting “is important because this is a group of thought leaders; people around the country who are really engaged in trying to prevent heart attack and stroke through their various organizations’ activities. And these are the key people who can activate and go back to where they work and practice, and make real progress and advances.” – Jennifer G. Robinson, MD, MPH, FAHA
Each year, the National Forum recognizes people and groups that have helped advance heart disease and stroke prevention above and beyond the norm. The dedication, commitment, and perseverance shown by this year’s awardees is truly inspiring. The work that these people and organizations have done has saved lives; and they have all advanced the recommendations within the Public Health Action Plan to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke. Congratulations to our 2018 Award Recipients!
Presented to an individual and group in the field of public health whose work embodies the recommendations of the Public Health Action Plan to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke.
The Honorable James Schmitt
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
Given to an individual and group who have been effective in advancing policy change that reduces heart disease and stroke burden on a national, state, or local level.
Jill Birnbaum, JD
American Heart Association
The Horizon Foundation
Sugar Free Kids Maryland
Presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the National Forum.
Sunita Dodani, MBBS (MD), FCPS, MSc, PhD, FAHA
Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), &
EVMS-Sentara Healthcare Analytics and Delivery Science Institute (HADSI)
Presented to an individual(s) selected by the Chair of the National Forum’s Board of Directors for outstanding partnership with the National Forum.
The Honorable Sharon Weston Broome
Mayor, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Presented to an outgoing member(s) of the National Forum’s Board of Directors for their service to the National Forum.
Dave Zook, JD
Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting