Start With Your Heart

Start With Your Heart

The Justus-Warren Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Task Force and its Stroke Advisory Council strive to prevent, manage and control heart disease and stroke in North Carolina.

Welcome

Heart disease and stroke impact the lives of many of North Carolina’s citizens. Although there has been a considerable decrease in mortality due to cardiovascular disease, heart disease and stroke remain the second and fourth leading causes of death.  The Justus-Warren Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Task Force coordinates comprehensive efforts to reduce heart disease and stroke in North Carolina.

Established in 1995 through legislation passed by the N.C. General Assembly, the Justus-Warren Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Task Force is comprised of clinicians, members of the General Assembly, public health leaders and many partners who are committed to environmental and systems change to improve cardiovascular health. The Justus-Warren Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Task Force and its Stroke Advisory Council work with stakeholders throughout the state to prevent cardiovascular disease and to promote timely diagnosis and effective treatment of acute cardiovascular events.

Send an email to join our listserv and advocate on efforts to promote a heart-healthy and stroke-free state.

Anna Bess Brown, MPH
Executive Director
Justus-Warren Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Task Force
anna.brown@dhhs.nc.gov