Minnesota Now with Cathy Wurzer

Dr. LaPrincess Brewer on improving heart health in Minnesota's African American community

Five people sit at a table for a conversation
Dr. LaPrincess Brewer (center), a preventive cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, speaks with Jacqueline Johnson (left), Pastor Kenneth Row, Frances Ellis and Leonard Booth. Brewer started a community-based project called FAITH! (Fostering African-American Improvement in Total Health) Program to address cardiovascular disease in African Americans in Minnesota.
Courtesy of Mayo Clinic

The month of February is heart awareness month, which is designed to call attention to heart health. Among the group with the highest rates of death due to cardiovascular disease are African Americans.

Dr. LaPrincess Brewer is a preventive cardiologist at Mayo Clinic who studies cardiovascular issues in Black Minnesotans. She joined host Cathy Wurzer to talk about improving heart health in Minnesota’s African American community.

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