that besides being the month of Valentine's Day, February also marks American Heart Month? Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. Annually, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. Now is a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle. Whether it's your diet or adding exercise to your daily routine, there are many small changes you can make for a heart-healthy life.

Learn more about American Heart Month and how to live a healthier lifestyle: here.


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AHHE was present at the 17th Annual Dominican Affairs Conference at Rutgers Law School on February 12th. George presented on "Health Professionals Initiatives for Community Involvement," including the importance of mentorship. 

Pictured (L to R): AHHE President & CEO, George Zeppenfeldt-Cestero with Miguel Hernandez, MD, VP of the Dominican American National Roundtable and Chairman of the Dominican Medical Association.
Dominican American National Roundtable (DANR) President Martinez-Marmolejos and Vice President Miguel Hernandez signed a collaboration agreement on behalf of DANR with a coalition of health professional organizations. The list of signatory organizations and representatives included the Dominican Medical Association (DMA) NY represented by Dr. Francisco Roa, CEO; Dominican Medical and Dental Society represented by Dr. Juan Tapia; Association Hispana de Professionals de la Salud (AHPS) represented by Dr. Diogenes Fermin, CEO, and Dr. Aritmedes Restituyo, Chairman; Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives (AHHE) represented by George Zeppenfeldt; Chairman; Colegio Medico Dominicano, Republica Dominicana (CMD) represented by Dr. Leonardo Paula Cabrera; and the Dominican Health Care Association of Florida (DOHCAF) represented by Daisy Baez, Executive Director and founder.

On February 15th, AHHE was invited to the Future of Health Care event, hosted by the Wall Street Journal. Aetna Chairman and CEO Mark Bertolini and Wall Street Journal Financial Editor Dennis Berman discussed healthcare policy in a new administration touching upon issues such as the Affordable Care Act.

Pictured (L - R): AHHE President & CEO, George Zeppenfeldt-Cestero,  Chairman & CEO of Aetna, Mark Bertolini, and AHHE Associate Mentorship Director, Geraldine Massuh, MPH.

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  • Save the date for the 2017 AHHE Annual Diversity Awards on June 22nd at the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) with the theme-Mentoring: The Path to the Healthcare Workforce Pipeline.


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