Shaik A. Khader is a new member of the Denver Grassroots Action Team. He has joined the fight against heart disease and stroke and has been advocating for a healthier Colorado!
Name: Shaik A. Khader
Occupation: Public Health Intern
How long have you been volunteering with the American Heart Association?
Since, October 2015.
Why do you advocate to build healthier lives and communities, free of heart disease and stroke?
I advocate to promote healthy hearts in the population, to raise awareness and to influence the public to take care of their health through regular exercise, a low sodium diet and going for early screenings to help prevent heart disease. Because, “Prevention is better than a Cure.”
What are your passions and your interests in life?
My passion is to become a good doctor and a public health advocate, and to educate people about chronic diseases like Obesity, Diabetes, Hypertension and Cardiovascular disease and ways to prevent these conditions. My interests are hiking, exercising regularly, reading books, watching movies and doing some gardening. In my free time I like to keep up to date with what’s going on in the world. For example, news about politics, the environment and climate change and advancements in technology.
What is your all-time favorite thing to do on your time off?
Read medical related books and follow up with new research, as well as hang out with friends.
What excited you most about joining the Denver Grassroots Action Team?
My dedication to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases, and to help educate people on prevention and living a heart healthy life.