NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AccentHealth, the leading patient education media company at the point-of-care, today announced a collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The two organizations will work together to provide expert content to viewers of AccentHealth's television network in doctor office waiting rooms on key cardiovascular health topics, such as healthy living, stroke and high blood pressure.
This programming will supplement AccentHealth's existing television content, produced by CNN's Medical Unit and hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, together with content partnerships for other conditions including the recently announced collaboration between AccentHealth and the American Cancer Society.
Cardiovascular disease, which includes stroke, is the number one cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Together, AccentHealth and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association will engage patients to help them feel more confident about making important lifestyle changes, and better prepared to discuss prevention, treatment and post care options with their physicians.
"We are pleased to collaborate with AccentHealth on our efforts to reduce disability and death caused by cardiovascular disease" said Rani Whitfiled, M.D., American Heart Association/American Stroke Association national spokesperson. "Access to the AccentHealth network will enable us to reach patients in the waiting rooms at their doctor visits, in order to inspire them to discuss cardiovascular topics with their doctor."
"Heart health is a critically important topic for physicians and patients across our network." said John Curbishley, EVP, Business and Product Development for AccentHealth, "We are honored to be working with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to deepen the educational content we provide on these important subjects."
For more information on AccentHealth's patient education solutions, please visit www.accenthealth.com. For more information about the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, visit Heart.org.
About AccentHealth®, LLC
AccentHealth is the leading patient education media company at the point-of-care, located in 30,000 physician offices and serving 70,000 medical professionals nationwide. AccentHealth's patient education engages health-conscious consumers in a trusted environment, featuring its award-winning waiting room television network watched by over 200 million annual viewers. AccentHealth's content is produced by CNN's Medical Unit, hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and by Harvard Medical School. Founded in 1995, AccentHealth is based in New York City and Tampa, FL and is owned by M/C Partners, Ridgemont Equity Partners and senior management. AccentHealth is a founding member of the Point-of-Care Communication Council (PoC3).
About the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association are devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America's No. 1 and No. 4 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based American Heart Association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. The American Stroke Association is a division of the American Heart Association. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Allison+Partners on behalf of AccentHealth