Gallia County Heart Month Proclamation
David Smith, Vice President, Gallia County Commissioner, David Fields, Director of Cardiopulmonary Services, Holzer Cardiovascular Services, Brent Saunders, Gallia County Commissioner.
Second row- Kimberly Addis- Cardiac Sonographer Lead Technologist, Amy Anderson, RN Cardiopulmonary Care Coordinator,
Third row- Lara McNeal, RN Cardiology Clinical Team Leader, Kendra Riffle, BSN-RN Cath Lab Manager, Amy Harrison- Lead Receptionist Cardiology department, Harold Montgomery, President, Gallia County Commissioners.
Whereas, we the Gallia County Commissioners, recognize the month of February as American Heart Month and February and do hereby encourage all citizens to wear red to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease; and
Whereas, we recognize the extraordinary progress in heart health and recognize that more needs to be done in Gallia County to safeguard heart health for generations to come; and
Whereas, As stated by the American Heart Association, Heart Disease (including Coronary Heart Disease, Hypertension, and Stroke) continues to be the number one cause of death in the US. Coronary heart disease accounts for 1 in 7 deaths in the US, killing over 360,000 people a year.
Whereas, The risk factors for heart disease are smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high triglyceride levels, overweight/obesity, physical inactivity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and pre-diabetes, a family history of early heart disease, age, history of preeclampsia.
Whereas, Individuals can take action to protect their heart health and prevent heart disease by taking steps to prevent and control the risk factors for the disease.
Whereas, keeping our communities healthy and promoting awareness of health issues including heart disease, is an important responsibility and depends on the actions of many organization and groups in our community; and
Whereas, heart health remains a priority for families, communities, and government, and our commitment to keeping our citizens, especially our women, healthy is stronger than ever;
Therefore, be it resolved that in recognition of the ongoing fight against heart disease we do herby proclaim February as American Heart Month in Gallia County and urge everyone to show their support for the fight against heart disease.