Mental Health and heart disease are tightly linked; mental health issues are even more prevalent because of the pandemic and social tensions in our country.
- Can we reach our national blood pressure control goal if we do not diagnose and treat mental illness?
- What needs to be done to reduce heart attacks and cardiovascular disease driven by mental health issues?
- Who can do it?
- Are there examples of success?
- What is our call to action?
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
Vice President for Health Promotion
University Chief Wellness Officer
Dean and Professor, College of Nursing
Professor of Pediatrics & Psychiatry, College of Medicine
The Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based PracticePanelists
Ileana L. Piña, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Wayne State University
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Central Michigan University
Jay D. Bhatt, DO, MPH, MPA, FACP
ABC News Medical Contributor
Former Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer
American Hospital Association
Garth Graham, MD, MPH
Chief Community Health Officer
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