Melnyk elected to the National Forum Board of Directors
Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, vice president for health promotion, university chief wellness officer, dean and professor in the College of Nursing was elected to the Board of Directors for the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. The mission of the National Forum is to harness, lead and encourage collaborative action among stakeholders committed to heart disease and stroke prevention.
“I am humbled and delighted to be elected to the Board of Directors of the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention,” Melnyk said. “Having experienced the trauma of being alone with my mother when she sneezed and died from a hemorrhagic stroke in front of me at 15 years old, I am deeply committed to the forum’s cause in preventing heart attacks and strokes.”
In her role on the board of directors of the National Forum, Melnyk will work with their many partners to create a dialogue leading to improved cardiovascular health of Americans.
The National Forum focuses on advancing health equity and the implementation of the ABCS (appropriate Aspirin use, Blood pressure management, Cholesterol control and Smoking cessation) to prevent heart disease and stroke. The overarching goal of the National Forum is to eliminate cardiovascular health disparities and achieve health equity.
Founded in 2002, the National Forum brings together diverse and dynamic organizations to share successful strategies, practices and lessons learned in order to develop, pilot and scale innovative approaches to prevent stroke and cardiovascular disease.