Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Epsilon Phi Omega Chapter of Goldsboro will host a virtual Pink Goes Red Heart Health event in observance of Women’s Heart Health month on Friday, February 4, 2022, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The speaker will be Phyllis Merritt-James, Family Nurse Practitioner, RN, MSN, CCM, FNP-C. Members of the community are invited to join the fight against heart disease. Register in advance at https://bit.ly/3FzZ7Gk . Participants are encouraged to wear red for the day.
Merritt-James received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UNC Chapel Hill in 1987, her Master of Science in Nursing from East Carolina University in 1995 and her Post Master’s Certification Family Nurse Practitioner from UNC Chapel Hill in Dec 2003. Her background experience includes neurosurgery, critical care, pediatric home care, chronic disease management and case management. She received her Nurse Practitioner board certification from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in 2004. She is a certified case manager (CCM), BLS and ACLS provider and instructor, as well as a speaker for Eastern AHEC in chronic disease management and has over 13 years’ experience as an advanced practitioner in nephrology and internal medicine.
Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, taking the life of one in three women each year, and this is especially important for African-American women, who are at increased risk due to factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and diabetes. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. has joined forces with the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement to celebrate National Wear Red Day®. For more information visit www.epsilonphiomega.com or send an email to [email protected].