|Living Healthy Partners and NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith Launch National Campaign to Combat Minority Health Disparities at WSSU Nancy Young / Chris|
The Living Healthy Partners was initiated three years ago by the NFL
Players Association, Living Heart Foundation and the medical schools
at Morehouse College and Howard University. The goal of the program
is to provide health assistance for the underserved in communities
to aid in eliminating minority health disparities. Working with its
regional medical partner, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical
Center, and the School of Health Sciences, the Living Healthy
Partners provided free cardiovascular screenings for 100 WSSU
students and 100 members of the community this week.
The longer-term goal of “Rams Have Heart” and the Living Healthy Partners is to train student health coaches at WSSU. These coaches will work under the supervision of the faculty members and area medical professionals to lead a community-wide effort to mentor fellow students and to reach into the community to improve healthy lifestyle habits.