Women's Healthy Heart Week

Morehouse School of Medicine Shares Heart Disease Education with Atlanta During the 2016 Women’s Healthy Heart Week

Events to Raise Needed Scholarships and Awareness About Diagnosis and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

ATLANTA – February 1, 2016 – Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) joins Women With Heart (WWH) as the organization presents the 2016 Women’s Healthy Heart Week, February 2 – 5, 2016. WWH is an Atlanta-based organization of civic-minded women that philanthropically supports Morehouse School of Medicine and the school’s mission of training health care professionals to meet the primary care needs of Georgia and the nation. Again this year, WWH will host both a Men’s Breakfast and Women’s Luncheon fundraiser, and conclude the week’s events with a community health fair and National Wear Red Day.  

Now in its seventh year, the Women’s Healthy Heart Week events include:

Tuesday, February 2, 2016            Healthy Heart Breakfast for Men fundraiser & screenings

7:30 to 9:00 a.m.                               Morehouse School of Medicine
                                                             720 Westview Drive SW Atlanta GA 30301

Wednesday, February 3, 2016       Healthy Heart Luncheon

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.                    Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

Thursday, February 4, 2016           Healthy Heart Health Fair and Healthy Heart Forum

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.                      Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Drive SW Atlanta GA 30301

Friday, February 5, 2016                National Wear Red Day

 Established in 2009, WWH supports MSM and its students by raising funds for student scholarships and by promoting the value of the institution throughout the greater Atlanta community and the state of Georgia. Central to Women With Heart’s mission is a long-standing commitment to elevating awareness of heart health and cardiovascular disease, while bridging the gap of health inequities, particularly among underserved populations throughout Atlanta.

 To learn more about the week’s events and what MSM is doing to treat and conduce innovative research in cardiovascular health, visit www.msm.edu.       

About Morehouse School of Medicine

Founded in 1975, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is among the nation's leading educators of primary care physicians, biomedical scientists and public health professionals. In 2011, MSM was recognized by Annals of Internal Medicine as the nation’s No. 1 medical school in fulfilling a social mission. MSM faculty and alumni are noted for excellence in teaching, research and public policy, as well as exceptional patient care.

Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award doctoral and master's degrees. For more information, please visit www.msm.edu