$5M donation from Merck CEO, wife to support stroke care at Jefferson Health

The gift is from Merck CEO Ken Frazier and his partner Andréa, founder of interior decoration company Frazier Designs..

The donation will develop the Frazier Family Coalition for Stroke Education and Prevention.

The goal of the Frazier Family Coalition is to create an integrated health education and neighborhood program to assist citizens obtain info, resources and quality care to avoid strokes..

Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health has actually gotten a $5 million gift to support stroke prevention and care in partnership with Temple University in Philadelphia.

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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020
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Stroke disproportionately affects disadvantaged African American community members, and integrated with poor access to education and healthcare, results in substantially poorer health results,” Andréa and Ken Frazier stated in a joint declaration. We feel fortunate to be in a position to assist convene this collaboration to bring lifesaving stroke avoidance measures to our neighborhood.”.

Stroke disproportionately affects disadvantaged African American community members, and combined with poor access to education and healthcare, results in substantially poorer health outcomes,” Andréa and Ken Frazier said in a joint declaration. “Our household has deep roots in North Philadelphia and has actually been affected by the devastating effects of stroke. We feel fortunate to be in a position to help convene this partnership to bring lifesaving stroke prevention steps to our neighborhood.”.