From the American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown
This year marks a decade of Voices for Healthy Kids' unwavering commitment to building a world where every child can anticipate a lengthy, healthy life. It's been a remarkable journey and an absolute privilege to engage in this meaningful work.
Equity remains the core of our mission. Yet, comprehending and putting equity into practice is an ongoing voyage, and we've gained significant insights throughout the years. We've gained the wisdom to listen to communities, prioritize their voices and choices in our grant allocation, and collaborate with them as equal partners. And we are meeting the moment—like awarding rapid response to help meet families' needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, we are not on this journey alone. On our 10-year anniversary, let's honor the dedicated staff and volunteer advocates who, together, create an exceptional impact by collaborating tirelessly with communities for lasting change.
We extend our gratitude to our funders, Strategic Advisory Committee members and chairs, and executive directors for both their support and leadership on our path towards achieving health equity.
Together, we can create healthier and more hopeful lives for all.
With heart,Nancy Brown Chief Executive Officer American Heart Association