Despite the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, heart disease remains the leading killer of women in the U.S., according to the American Heart Association.
NyKedtra M. Brown, Executive Director
The American Heart Association is calling on people everywhere to spread awareness of the sobering fact that 1 in 3 women are dying from cardiovascular disease. One in three may not sound like a lot, but it’s not three other women. You could be the one. It’s our mothers, our grandmothers, aunts, sisters, colleagues, classmates, neighbors and best friends. Imagine your life with one-third of these women gone.
Please join us as Ms. Nykedtra Brown raises awareness; encourages; and compels us to make a lifestyle change in experiencing a healthy, heart filled life.
We also want to support the Johnston Health Foundation ALL IN RED campaign. Join us by wearing your RED at our next meeting.
Zing Life Services
NyKedtra M. Brown is a native of Aurora, a small rural town in Eastern North Carolina. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2000. She is also a graduate of Duke University, where where she received her Master of Science in Nursing in 2005. In 2006, she became Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Mrs. Brown is currently practicing as a Primary Care Provider. She has worked with thousands of patients over the years in a variety of settings which include hospital, office, and retail health. Her work done in rural health with minorities, underserved, uninsured, and disadvantaged populations really fueled her passion to start Zing Life Services Inc. It is important that ongoing efforts are made to reduce health disparities, inequalities and to decrease barriers to health care. With all of the advances in healthcare and disease management over the years, minority populations continue to be affected in higher rates with higher mortalities by things that can be prevented or managed.
"When you know better, you do better" is one of NyKedtra's favorite sayings. It is her desire to educate, teach, empower and train minorities and all individuals who desire to make better health decisions. It has been said that our people perish for lack of knowledge. NyKedtra wants to change that one person at a time.