Taking steps towards preventing heart disease in the African American community

ROCHESTER, Minn. – 10 years ago, Dr. LaPrincess Brewer M.D., M.P.H. founded ‘Fostering African-American Improvement in Total Health,’ or FAITH! in Baltimore as a class project. It involves partnering with African American churches to share health and nutrition information.

It’s a cause that hits close to home, because Dr. Brewer has lost loved ones to heart disease. “I just want to make an impact so that other families won’t have to go through what our family has gone through and to just start early by preventing heart disease in the first place,” she says.

Since its creation, Brewer…

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