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Media Advisory: UAlbany Center Kicks-Off "Biggest Winner" Community Health Initiative

Center announces grants from NYS Department of Health, Bronx Health REACH and the Centers for Disease Control to support the Healthy Hearts on the Hill Coalition

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150

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ALBANY, N.Y. (April 22, 2009) --  

What:
The Healthy Hearts on the Hill Coalition will inaugurate the Biggest Winner initiative, a program to steer members of the West Hill community toward better health through exercise, nutritional choices, and access to health care.

The coalition will announce grants and support from the NYS Department of Health, and Bronx Health REACH and the Centers for Disease Control.

Who:
• Gerald D. Jennings, Mayor of Albany
• Philip McCallion, Director, Center for Excellence in Aging Services, School of Social Welfare, University at Albany
• Lisa Ferretti, Operations Director, Center for Excellence in Aging Services and Co-Chair of the Healthy Hearts on the Hill Coalition
• Bob Paeglow, MD, Director, Koinonia Primary Care and Co-Chair of the Healthy Hearts on the Hill Coalition
• Elizabeth Higgins, MD, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Services, Albany Medical College

When:
Thursday, April 23, 4 p.m.

Where:
Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church
513 Clinton Avenue, Albany

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