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Sarver Heart Center Minority Outreach Program Receives Walmart National Day of Giving Grants

Sarver Heart Center Minority Outreach Program Receives Walmart National Day of Giving Grants

Walmart awards $20,000 to UArizona Sarver Heart Center Minority Outreach Program/Community Coalition for Heart Health Education on National Day of Giving.

What: University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Minority Outreach Program/Community Coalition for Heart Health Education (CCHHE) will receive a $20,000 check from Walmart on its National Day of Giving
When: Friday, June 18, 11 a.m.-noon 
Where: UArizona Health Sciences Innovation Building Forum, 1670 E. Drachman St., Tucson 

Reporters and editors: Media are invited. To arrange interviews with presenters, contact Katie Maass, 520-909-0353, kmaass@shc.arizona.edu, or Jennifer Bunger, 520-820-9573, jbunger@shc.arizona.edu

TUCSON, Ariz. — The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Minority Outreach Program/Community Coalition for Heart Health Education was selected as one of Walmart’s Arizona recipient on Walmart’s National Day of Giving, June 18. The $20,000 will further the volunteer outreach program.  
Since 2009, the Sarver Heart Center minority outreach members have contributed 600,000 volunteer hours, primarily in Tucson, Southern Arizona and the Phoenix area.

The funds will help community volunteers expand their programming, which includes:

  • Communication and outreach programs via Zoom during COVID-19, a newsletter, and health education materials and supplies.
  • Fundraising via grant writing and individual donations to support education and outreach programs and a scientific investigator award focused on heart disease in minority populations and health disparities.
  • Planning a community-wide Health Education Luncheon in 2022.
  • Collaborating with the American Heart Association Self-Monitoring Blood Pressure Program in Tucson to train peer health advocates who distributed 90 blood pressure cuffs and trained people known to have high blood pressure to accurately monitor and manage their blood pressure. 

Presentors at the event include: 

  • Elizabeth Juneman, MD, associate professor of medicine, Division of Cardiology at Sarver Heart Center, UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson
  • Wanda F. Moore, chair of the Sarver Heart Center Minority Outreach Program/Community Coalition for Heart Health Education
  • Marques Hunter, senior director II, Regional Health & Wellness Operations, Walmart
  • Dr. Amber Pate-Mozroll, Market Health & Wellness director, Walmart
  • Nathan A Wooley, market manager NHM R61-M9, Walmart