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Operation Heart to Heart Community Events

Monday, November 4, 2013

Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department’s Operation Heart to Heart program has been providing heart health education and case management services throughout Madison, Stanton, Burt and Cuming counties for nearly one year. One goal of the program is to reduce the rate of heart disease, increase health screenings and provide case management services for agricultural workers. The program also targets educating the general public on heart disease and provides free presentations and blood pressure screenings to organizations, businesses and events. Operation Heart to Heart has participated in over 80 screening and educational events throughout the year. There were 547 ag workers screened and 626 people provided with education on heart disease and blood pressure screenings.

As Operation Heart to Heart’s first year comes to a close, there will be a free community presentation dinner events held in West Point and Norfolk in November. Dr. JoAnne Owen-Nauslar will be the keynote speaker and her presentation will center on health and humor. The focus will be on the themes “move to improve” and “securing your own mask first” so you can continue to give all that you do to your family, community, workplace, etc. Dr. Jo has provided over 2,000 keynote presentations and is considered one of the nation’s most vocal personalities on issues of physical activity and the investment we must make in our health. The event will be held at The Nielsen Center in West Point on November 14th from 6pm to 8pm and the Lifelong Learning Center November 13th from 6-8 p.m. - to register for the West Point location please call St. Francis Memorial Hospital at 402-372-6706. To register for the Norfolk location please call Faith Regional Health Services at 402-644-7347

The evenings will feature a free dinner, fun and inspirational keynote speaker and door prizes. The events are sponsored by Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department and St. Francis Memorial Hospital and Faith Regional Health Services. Funding for the event is provided by AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation Connections for Cardiovascular Health.

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