Posts made in February 2021

Think Safe. Be Safe

A Social Media Injury Prevention Campaign 

The Heart of Texas RAC is fortunate to have strong collaborative relationships in the community. Among these are our excellent higher-level education institutions including, Baylor University, McLennan Community College, and Texas State Technical College. In the past we have partnered with undergraduate and graduate programs to serve as an internship site. We currently have an intern from Baylor University’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program.  

This MPH graduate student has been creating content with the Heart of Texas RAC for a social media campaign called Think Safe. Be Safe., which will include injury prevention messages on recreational vehicle safety, drug and alcohol awareness, and geriatric fall safety. Keep an eye out for the logo and these important safety messages! 

Wear Red on February 5, 2021

Go Red

This year, the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women encourages everyone to wear red on February 5, 2021 in order to raise awareness for women's cardiovascular health. Heart disease and stroke are the leading cause of death for women in this country.

Once thought to be a concern only for older (unhealthy) men, we've learned that women are equally susceptible to the risks associated with heart disease. With this knowledge we can make actionable decisions in our every day lives to reduce the risk of adverse events. It's important to remember that heart disease affects not just the person that falls ill, but their loved ones, as well. We all play a role in improving our health and the health of those around us. That's why we encourage you to not only take steps to improve your health but start your own "coalition" of women that commit to wellness. Share your experience with the Heart of Texas RAC. Share it loud and share it proud. There is nothing more powerful than a woman on a mission...except a group of women.

Check out these great tips on preventing cardiovascular disease from the American Heart Association.