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The American Heart Association Continues To Combat Disparity In Healthcare Through Scholars Programs

To bring diversity into the healthcare space, it’s important for people to have access to all that is needed to thrive. The American Heart Association is on a mission to support more people from Black and Hispanic/Latino communities through its Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic Serving Institution Scholars (HSIs) programs. The programs are designed to equip them with all that is needed to land careers in the healthcare industry.

May 19, 2022

Shaq's Son Shareef O'Neal Signs NIL Deal With Crypto Startup NFT Genius

Shaquille O’Neal once said he wants his kids to work hard for their money, and his son Shareef O’Neal is doing just that. Forbes reports that the basketball athlete has signed a long-term name, image, and likeness (NIL) deal with crypto startup NFT Genius. Shareef will release a non-fungible token (NFT) series with the celebrity-backed platform on Dec. 13. The collection will feature his journey and the stories of the iconic O’Neal family, where buyers can learn about their shared passion for sports, their love for family, and their mission to inspire others. “I see NFTs as an innovative medium to bring fans along my life’s journey — to join me and my family through our own successes and struggles and bring awareness to causes that are important to me,” said Shareef, according to Forbes. “We want to reward everyone who secures my first NFTs that will reflect those things I am most passionate about — basketball, music, and giving back. We have a lot of surprises in store including...

Dec 8, 2021

American Heart Association Addresses Social Injustices in Healthcare, Pledges $230M to Combat Disparities

There’s nothing like a giving heart! The American Heart Association just made a massive pledge to address social determinants as they work to improve the health of all communities — rural, suburban, and urban. In this aggressive campaign to focus on health equity for all communities, the association will raise and invest more than $230 million of its own funds over the next four years to put this plan into action. “In order to ensure every person has the same opportunity for a full, healthy life, the barriers that worsen the economic, social and health inequities of vulnerable communities must be dismantled,” American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown said in a press release. “It is the right thing to do, the just thing to do and the only way to improve overall health in this country. We look forward to working with like-minded organizations and supporters to be a relentless force for change that will result in longer, healthier lives for all.” The American Heart Association isn’t...

Jan 26, 2021