The 14th Annual Meeting was the connecting point for public, private and social sectors to join forces to prevent cardiovascular disease.
The Meeting’s theme, Building Clinical & Population Health fostered a cross-sector approach. Heart disease and stroke are not just medical problems. They are community problems that require community, as well as medical, solutions.
Speakers and participants focused on developing and strengthening a culture of health and shared examples of programs and systems that have built and traveled across bridges from clinical and community sectors.
We gratefully recognize the members of the Planning Committee for all of their focus and hard work, as well as AstraZeneca, Novartis, Boston Scientific and the American Heart Association for their generous support as sponsors of the 14th annual meeting.
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 2016 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.
Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASH, FNLA
Professor of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine
For his steadfast commitment to preventing heart disease and stroke – as a cardiologist, professor, and leader of organizations including the Association of Black Cardiologists and the National Forum.
Minnesota Department of Health
For their steady work and commitment to improving the heart health of all Minnesotans, including community-clinic linkages and crosscutting approaches to prevention.
Given to an individual and group who have been successful in promoting policy change that reduces heart disease and stroke burden on a national, state, or local level.
Crystal Echo Hawk
For her work advancing nutrition policy in tribal communities through Fertile Ground, Fertile Ground II, and the “Feeding Ourselves” report and video.
Public Health Law Center at Mitchell Hamline School of Law
For their successful advocacy for public policies to control tobacco and regulate e-cigarettes and promote healthy eating and active living.
Presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the National Forum.
General Manager, Edelman
Presented to an individual selected by the Chair of the National Forum’s Board of Directors for outstanding partnership with the National Forum.
Ursula Bauer, PhD, MPH
Director, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention