HOUSTON – (March 11, 2014) – Anjail Sharrief-Ibrahim, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of neurology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), will be one of five experts discussing the prevention of heart attack and stroke during a national webinar on Wednesday, March 12.
The event, 100 Congregations for Million Hearts® Preventing Heart Attack and Stroke: Islamic Communities in Action, is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. CST. The webinar is sponsored by Million Hearts, a national initiative under the United States Department of Health and Human Services. It will focus on increasing awareness and attention to hypertension prevention and control in Islamic communities. Mosques and Islamic congregations across the country will be participating.
Sharrief-Ibrahim is the Stroke Prevention Division lead in the Department of Neurology at the UTHealth Medical School and director of the Stroke Transition and Education (STEP) Clinic, part of the UT Physicians practice.
100 Congregations for Million Hearts® is part of Million Hearts®, a national initiative launched by the Department of Health and Human Services in September 2011 to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. To register, go to https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/islamicaction/event/registration.html.
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