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The Healthcare Committee met on Thursday, February 8, with a focused discussion centered around American Heart Month. An insightful presentation by Alex Bradford, the Development Director for the American Heart Association (AHA) Heart Walk, delivered eye-opening statistics on the prevalence of cardiovascular disease within our community, affecting 1 in 3 individuals.

During the session, Alex delved into various topics, shedding light on important information such as warning signs for heart attacks and strokes, the influence of social determinants on individual health risks, and the significance of making deliberate and balanced dietary choices.

Furthermore, Alex shared exciting news about the upcoming 2024 Phoenix Heart Walk, scheduled for Saturday, March 23, at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza. Those interested in participating or joining the Mesa Chamber at this event can find more details by clicking here.

Following the engaging AHA presentation, Healthcare Committee Co-Chair Todd Jaramillo provided the latest healthcare congressional updates from Senator Sinema’s office. A special thanks to Laura Flannigan and her dedicated team for ensuring the committee stays well-informed with these crucial monthly updates.

Mark your calendars for the next Healthcare Committee meeting on March 14, from 8 to 9 am at the Mesa Chamber. The upcoming session will delve into Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Awareness Month. Click here to register or to find more information.