Fourth health screening event scheduled for October 3 at Cal State LA
Free Heart Health Screening for Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni
Where: Main Walkway by the University Bookstore
When: October 3, 10 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
The Clinton Health Matters Initiative, an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, Women's Heart Alliance and Cal State LA have launched a national #GetHeartChecked campaign to help young women decrease the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to attend the October 3 event. Three other heart health screenings have been held at Cal State LA.
The #GetHeartChecked kickoff, held in October 2015, featured a panel discussion with Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, National Council of La Raza President Janet Murguia, Cal State LA President William A. Covino, and Dr. Rita Redberg, professor of medicine and director of Women’s Cardiovascular Services at the University of California, San Francisco. They discussed cardiovascular disease and how it impacts women. The day-long event also featured free screenings by healthcare professionals and colorful booths.
During the 2015 event, peer health educators for the Student Health Advisory Comittee talked about well-being. They provided information about promoting inner well-being to help ensure academic success.
Heart disease claims the lives of nearly 400,000 women annually in the United States. When you know your risk, you can take preventive measures. The screenings are free and take just a few minutes to complete. Take charge of your health and get your heart checked. Come to the Main Walkway to be screened and learn about what you can do to live a healthy life.
About the Clinton Foundation
The Clinton Foundation convenes businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for women and girls, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change.
About the Women's Heart Alliance
Women's Heart Alliance (WHA) was formed to raise awareness, encourage action and drive new research to fight women's heart disease. It's a unique collaboration between two of America's leading medical institutions—the Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center—and two major philanthropists and leaders in business and entertainment, Barbra Streisand and Ronald O. Perelman.
About California State University, Los Angeles
At Cal State LA we believe that compassion and caring for one another are at the heart of a quality education. Founded in 1947, our University serves a diverse community of more than 28,000 students and 245,000 alumni. We are committed to the well-being of our city and our region and focused on becoming a powerful engine of social mobility. We also recognize that without physical and mental well-being there is no student success. Through our Mind Matters initiative, we are elevating awareness of the need for total health by offering wellness opportunities to the University community.