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Working to end LGBTQ health disparities in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Black Pride RVA was held the weekend of July 18th-21st. The goal for the weekend of events was to educate, embrace and celebrate the unique lived experiences of the black LGBTQ community of greater Richmond, Virginia and across the Commonwealth of Virginia. The AHA is increasing our outreach and engagement with the LGBTQ community to

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Make Kids’ Meals Healthier in Washington, DC

Last month we introduced you to Lara, an 11 year-old Washington, DC girl who’s become an incredible advocate for healthy eating and drinking following her own health journey. Among the many ways to help kids like Lara make healthier choices is to support the DC Council’s legislation that would make healthier beverages like water, milk,

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Greater Washington Region AHA teams up with Whitman-Walker Health to host Healthy Living Workshop

Research suggests that LGBTQ individuals face many health disparities that ultimately lead to a higher incidence of cardiovascular diseases. The American Heart Association is excited to work with community organizations to target these populations in need and help all Americans live their healthiest lives. Whitman-Walker Health in Washington, DC shares the same vision as it

hidden Complete Streets Funding in City of Richmond Promotes Safety and Health

Complete Streets Funding in City of Richmond Promotes Safety and Health

The City of Richmond in Virginia allocated $15 million in their budget to make transportation in the city safer for pedestrians and bicyclists through implementing Complete Streets policies.  “Complete Streets” is a term describing a community that has safe and convenient travel for everyone and for all modes of transportation. Complete streets have safe crosswalks,

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Charleston American Heart Association Recognizes Local Hospitals and EMS for Quality Care

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is recognizing several Charleston healthcare systems that have used our programs to improve quality of care for heart disease and stroke patients. These 2019 Get With the Guidelines awards recognize their commitment to ensuring appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on scientific evidence. Achievement Awards recognize