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WGBH Forum Network; Hidden Epidemic: Heart Disease In America, The

04/05/2007

Hidden Epidemic: Heart Disease in America Howard Manly, host, Basic Black, WGBH TV Laurie Donnelly, executive producer, Hidden Epidemic Paula Johnson, director, Connors Ctr for Women's Health, BWH America's ongoing battle with heart disease is the focus of a free screening and panel discussion sponsored by WGBH and the Dorchester and Roxbury YMCAs. The event features a screening of excerpts from the new PBS documentary The Hidden Epidemic: Heart Disease in America followed by a panel discussion on heart disease prevention, public health policy and the making of the documentary. Moderated by Basic Black host and Bay State Banner editor Howard Manly, the panel features Laurie Donnelly, executive producer of The Hidden Epidemic; Dr. Paula Johnson, director of the Connors Center for Women's Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital; a cardiac disease survivor; and representatives from the American Heart Association and the Mass. Public Health Association. 'Heart disease is the number one killer in America and one of the nation's greatest health challenges,' Donnelly says. 'We hope the documentary and its accompanying outreach campaign will raise awareness of the severity of this public health problem, while providing Americans with the information they need to lower their risk for heart disease.'


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WGBH Forum Network
Program
Hidden Epidemic: Heart Disease In America, The
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3426

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The WGBH Forum Network is an audio and video streaming Website dedicated to curating and serving live and on-demand lectures given by some of the world's foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policy makers and community leaders. These events are hosted by world-class cultural and educational organizations in the Greater Boston area. Through this online service thousands of interested people across the world partake of these lectures from the comfort of their home or office at any time they choose. We are proud of the role we serve in our community, of protecting and projecting the public voice; and of informing and inspiring that public voice to foster deeper understanding of and civic engagement in important issues.

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HIDDEN EPIDEMIC: HEART DISEASE IN AMERICA HOWARD MANLY, HOST, BASIC BLACK, WGBH TV LAURIE DONNELLY, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, HIDDEN EPIDEMIC PAULA JOHNSON, DIRECTOR, CONNORS CTR FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH, BWH

AMERICA'S ONGOING BATTLE WITH HEART DISEASE IS THE FOCUS OF A FREE SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION SPONSORED BY WGBH AND THE DORCHESTER AND ROXBURY YMCAS. THE EVENT FEATURES A SCREENING OF EXCERPTS FROM THE NEW PBS DOCUMENTARY THE HIDDEN EPIDEMIC: HEART DISEASE IN AMERICA FOLLOWED BY A PANEL DISCUSSION ON HEART DISEASE PREVENTION, PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY AND THE MAKING OF THE DOCUMENTARY.

MODERATED BY BASIC BLACK HOST AND BAY STATE BANNER EDITOR HOWARD MANLY, THE PANEL FEATURES LAURIE DONNELLY, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF THE HIDDEN EPIDEMIC; DR. PAULA JOHNSON, DIRECTOR OF THE CONNORS CENTER FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH AT BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL; A CARDIAC DISEASE SURVIVOR; AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AND THE MASS. PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION. 'HEART DISEASE IS THE NUMBER ONE KILLER IN AMERICA AND ONE OF THE NATION'S GREATEST HEALTH CHALLENGES,' DONNELLY SAYS. 'WE HOPE THE DOCUMENTARY AND ITS ACCOMPANYING OUTREACH CAMPAIGN WILL RAISE AWARENESS OF THE SEVERITY OF THIS PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM, WHILE PROVIDING AMERICANS WITH THE INFORMATION THEY NEED TO LOWER THEIR RISK FOR HEART DISEASE.'

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