Preaching from the heart: Mayo KL2 scholar uses pulpit to promote heart health

When Dr. LaPrincess Brewer talks to African-American women about heart health risks, it helps that she looks like her target audience, she said.

African-American women have the highest death rate from cardiovascular disease than any other ethnic group, Dr. Brewer, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist and health disparities researcher, said to a congregation of mostly African Americans at Christ's Church of the Jesus Hour. Most African-American women aren’t aware it’s the No. 1 killer of their demographic.

Dr. Brewer is leading a KL2 Mentored Career Development project called "FAITH! (Fostering African-American Improvement in Total Health)" to promote healthy lifestyles and choices in faith communities.

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