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Red Couch Tour

A nationally recognized symbol associated with the American Heart Association (AHA) and leading heart hospitals, the Red Couch Tour will generate awareness of cardiovascular disease and inspire prevention in the next generation through experts and community engagement.

Healthy for Good™ is a revolutionary healthy living movement to inspire you to create lasting change in your health and your life, one small step at a time. The approach is simple: Eat smart. Move more. Be well.

Partnering with the AHA allows UofL Health to take a giant step forward as we strive to inform, educate and provide patient-centered care to a broader population within Kentuckiana.

Our Mission

The Red Couch Tour will increase AWARENESS of cardiovascular disease and stroke by sharing lifesaving information from leading experts from UofL Health.

In partnership with the AHA, we will ENGAGE the community as the Red Couch Tour makes several stops around UofL Health and Kentuckiana throughout the year by interviewing prominent survivors and patient families that will inspire PREVENTION of cardiovascular disease and death.

Sharing Survivor Stories

Patricia Hendricks, TAVR Recipient

ESPN’s Bob Valvano

Jeff Backus, Heart Attack Survivor/CPR Advocate

Melissa Pipes, Heart Transplant Recipient

Katie Brooks, Stroke Survivor

Philip Campbell, Stroke Survivor

Dwight Butler, Heart Transplant Recipient

Clariese Armstrong, Two-Time Heart Attack Survivor

Sharing Expert Advice

Dr. Christina Dunbar Matos, Medical Director of the Advanced Heart Failure & Therapies clinic at UofL Health – Jewish Hospital, shares expert advice on how you can prevent heart failure.

Dr. Hazaim Alwair, cardiothoracic surgeon at UofL Health – Jewish Hospital, shares expert advice on the risk factors of heart disease, the signs of heart failure and tips for prevention.

There’s a 10-minute window to save the brain during cardiac events, so every second counts. Greg Brislin, Chest Pain Coordinator at UofL Health, and Renee Cecil, a volunteer with the American Heart Association, teach you how to perform hands-only CPR. It could save someone’s life.

Dr. Michael Haboubi, Vascular Neurologist

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