About The CHEC
The Cardiovascular Health Education Campaign (CHEC) aims to raise global awareness for the importance of cardiovascular health, educate on prevention and consequences, and contribute to the support of at-risk groups through local programming, research, and fundraising.
Cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States. But more than this, poor cardiovascular health predisposes individuals to numerous other negative health consequences, including a decreased overall life expectancy. Still, 80% of heart disease can be controlled by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and managing risk factors. Moreover, we see increased susceptibility within low and middle-income communities, which often lack the resources to take preventative action. Given these considerations, there is an urgent need to address the elevated incidence of cardiovascular health complications both in the United States and globally.
May 2020 - The CHEC was founded in response to the evident impact of cardiovascular comorbidities on COVID-19 prognosis.
July 2020 - Nutrition in Neighborhoods was launched in Iowa and New Jersey.
Dec. 2020 - Nutrition in Neighborhoods was expanded to over ten states across the United States.
Mar. 2021 - Agency4All development began, and the program was shortly thereafter terminated.
May 2021 - Community Care was launched in partnership with the Triangle Disability Awareness Council of Chapel Hill, NC.
July 2021 - Established partnership with NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).
Sept. 2021 - Heart2Heart program development began and new, relevant partnerships were formed.
Jan. 2022 - Consulting agreement between Hearts for the Homeless International and the CHEC for Community Care screenings in Chapel Hill, NC.
Feb. 2022 - Filed for incorporation and official 501(c)(3) status; currently awaiting approval.
May. 2022 - First newsletter (The CHEC-List Vol. 1) was created and released.