hidden The AHA Supports D.C. Council’s Effort to Remove Flavored E-Cigarettes as First Step to Protect Youth

The AHA Supports D.C. Council’s Effort to Remove Flavored E-Cigarettes as First Step to Protect Youth

The American Heart Association Supports D.C. Council’s Effort to Remove Flavored E-Cigarettes as First Step to Protect Youth Statement from Soula Antoniou, Executive Director of the Greater Washington Region American Heart Association Washington, D.C., September 17, 2019- “D.C. Councilmembers Mary Cheh, Vincent Gray, and a majority of the Council have taken necessary and appropriate first

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Ask the Doc: E-Cigarettes Edition

It’s hard to ignore the fact that vaping and e-cigarettes have been all over the headlines.  From vaping related deaths to the CDC’s warning about e-cigarette use, it’s becoming clear this “alternative” to traditional cigarettes poses grave health risks to our community and our youth.  We asked Dr. Trey Chandler, Upstate AHA Board Member and

hidden Katherine and Dirk Pieper Named Co-Chairs of the Upstate Heart Ball

Katherine and Dirk Pieper Named Co-Chairs of the Upstate Heart Ball

The American Heart Association (AHA) is proud to announce that Katherine and Dirk Pieper will serve as co-chairs of the 2020 Upstate Heart Ball. The 2020 event marks the 20th anniversary of the Upstate gala and will take place on March 14 at the Greenville Convention Center. “Katherine and I are honored to chair this

hidden The EmPOWERED To Serve Urban Health Accelerator – HBCU Grantees are Transforming Their Communities!

The EmPOWERED To Serve Urban Health Accelerator – HBCU Grantees are Transforming Their Communities!

The EmPOWERED TO Serve Urban Health Accelerator – HBCU program was featured recently on the online show #RolandMartinUnfiltered.  Representatives from the two schools who received American Heart Association grants shared their updates on how they are having an impact in their communities and are already changing lives. Johnson C. Smith University is in the planning

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AHA & Cone Health share great news with Guilford County middle school PE teachers

In Partnership with the American Heart Association in Greensboro, NC, and Guilford County Schools, Cone Health answered the call to ensure all Guilford County middle schools have the life-saving equipment needed at the District Professional Development Meeting on Wednesday afternoon. With the recent generous donation from Cone Health for 24 CPR in Schools Kits and

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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,

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

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