Congratulations to Dr. Takiyah R. Wilson, Vice President of Health Strategies, AHA Colorado, for receiving the prestigious American Public Health Association’s, W.C. Woodward Award. The W.C. Woodward award, named after the associations first Chairman, honors a member who demonstrates leadership and has advanced the practice of health administration through the field of public health. Dr. Wilson received the national award at the APHA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado on Oct. 26, 2021. APHA champions the health of all people and all communities. The APHA is the only organization that combines a nearly 150-year perspective, a broad-based member community and the ability to influence policy to improve the public’s health.
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.