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 "Men and Women Managing Heart Disease" Small Business Innovation Research Grants

02/01/06

State of the Art, Inc. has received a Small Business Innovation Research Grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to create Men and Women Managing Heart Disease, a health promotion series that will address self-management of cardiovascular disease through two documentary videos, and companion booklets.

"Men and Women Managing Heart Disease" Small Business Innovation Research Grant

February 2005

State of the Art, Inc. has received a Small Business Innovation Research Grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to create Men and Women Managing Heart Disease, a health promotion series that will address self-management of cardiovascular disease through two documentary videos, and companion booklets.

More than 60 million people in the U.S. have one or more forms of cardiovascular disease (CVD) making it the leading cause of death in the United States. Every year, there are approximately 1,100,000 incidents of heart attacks and 600,000 incidents of stroke. (National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute)

(Washington, February 1, 2005) – Despite the staggering figures that make CVD the number one killer of Americans, CVD is a manageable and preventable disease when people adopt heart healthy lifestyle behaviors. In response to this reality, State of the Art, Inc. is launching a health promotion series to educate both families and patients on self-management and prevention of future CVD events.

Men and Women Managing Heart Disease includes two videos (one for men and one for women) that illustrate successful self-management of CVD, based on profiles of individuals who speak candidly about their own struggles and successes; a companion booklet with additional information on self-management and prevention of CVD, as well as referrals to useful cardiovascular health organizations that can provide personalized help.

The goals of this series are to reduce the morbidity and mortality attributed to CVD, particularly in African American and Hispanic/Latino Americans. The series strives to motivate people at a high risk for CVD to reduce modifiable risk factors, such as diet, exercise and smoking, and inform caregivers of those with or at risk of CVD, to help them support self-management activities in those they care for.

Men and Women Managing Heart Disease was reviewed at every stage of production by an advisory board of nationally recognized cardiovascular and self-management medical professionals. These advisors include:

  • Lawrence Appel, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University Medical Institutions
  • Robert Carney, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine
  • John Farquhar, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, Health Research and Policy
  • Keith Ferdinand, MD, Heartbeats Life Center; Professor, Xavier College of Pharmacy
  • Kate Lorig, RN, DrPH, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Thomas Pearson, MD, PhD, Community & Preventive Medicine, University of Rochester


  • Men and Women Managing Heart Disease is s a presentation of WellMe, the health resources of State of the Art. The series was produced, directed and written by Grady Watts and Dana Sheets, with Gerardine Wurzburg serving as the project’s principal investigator and executive producer.

    State of the Art, Inc. is a Washington, DC-based, Academy Award®-winning multi-media communications company that creates products for ordinary people facing health and educational challenges. For over two decades, State of the Art has created successful Public Television programs, including “Positively: The Changing Face of AIDS in America,” “Prostate Cancer: Are You at Risk?” and “Caregivers: The Heart of Home Care,” that use real people and compelling stories to make complicated issues understandable. Our work helps you make the leap between good ideas and change.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND RESELLER/LICENSING INQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT: Dana Sheets Producer Tel: 202-537-0818 Fax: 202-537-0828 Email: dsheets@stateart.com

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