Community Members

What is CHERISH?

The CHERISH study is being done because Louisiana has a high burdenof cardiovascular disease, especially inthe African American community.

The overall goal of CHERISH is to implement the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guideline on the Primary Prevention ofCardiovascular Disease in the AfricanAmerican community to help eliminatecardiovascular health disparities.

We plan to have Community Health workers in 42 African American Churches across denominations in New Orleans to lead health related community programs.

“CHERISH will be a great opportunity to find best ways to help people help themselves.” 

– Dr. Ferdinand

What is Cardiovascular Disease?

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and it is preventable with changes to lifestyle, stress management, and proper medical treatment.

Cardiovascular disease refers to a range of different conditions

  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Heart Failure
  • Arrhythmia
  • Peripheral Artery Disease

Ways to prevent
Cardiovascular Disease.

  • Healthy Diet
  • Regular Physical Activity
  • Regular Health Care
  • Reduce Blood Pressure
  • Reduce Glucose, and Cholesterol
  • Quitting Smoking
  • Increasing Social Support