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AHA & DC Primary Care Coalition Team Up for Blood Pressure Trainings

Washington, DC- The Greater Washington Region American Heart Association teamed up with DC Primary Care Coalition, a non-profit health equity and advocacy organization, to conduct an inaugural training on the latest evidence of effective clinical care pathways for blood pressure control on March 6th. The training also went over how to successfully implement the M.A.P.

hidden Five HBCUs Advance in the American Heart Association Urban Health Accelerator-HBCU Healthy Communities Challenge

Five HBCUs Advance in the American Heart Association Urban Health Accelerator-HBCU Healthy Communities Challenge

Community environments play an important role in health outcomes. People living just 5 miles apart can in some cases have a difference in life expectancy of more than 20 years due to factors such as economic stability, education, societal influences and health care.  Through the American Heart Association’s 2019 EmPOWERED to Serve Urban Health Accelerator-HBCU pilot, schools have an

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Mid-Atlantic, AHA Boards Honored for Excellence

Recently, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association announced recipients of the 2017-18 Gold Standard Board Awards — the highest board honor bestowed by the AHA/ASA. Of 108 local boards nationwide, 24 received gold recognition, 20 earned silver status, and 53 garnered bronze designation. All awardees are celebrated for executing best practices that generate revenue, sustain

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AHA Recognizes Companies in Forbes Magazine

Imagine a healthier community for all, where heart diseases and stroke are no longer our leading killers, and every member of every community is able to achieve well-being supported by the places they live, learn, work, play, pray and heal. At the American Heart Association, we are dedicated to promoting health and well-being for all and have made it

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SC Board Members Educate Communities Across the Mid-Atlantic Region

This February,  Dr. Yallapragada, incoming board president of the Midlands, and Dr. Brent Eagan, incoming board president of the Upstate, shared their knowledge of stroke and blood pressure by presenting to local communities in the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate. Dr. Eagan traveled to Baltimore, MD to present to area Federally Qualified Health Centers about Target: BP.  In

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Gold Standard Board Awards

I’m excited to announce that four of our volunteer boards in the MAA have been named as recipients of the 2015-16 AHA Gold Standard Board Award. With this designation, the AHA is recognizing that best practices are being followed to generate revenue, sustain and strengthen volunteer leadership, and drive our mission to the market level.

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To the next President of the United States

This month the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) had the distinct honor of joining with the Obama Administration as co-partners of a White House briefing focused on cardiovascular disease, part of the White House’s “Making Health Care Better” series.  AHA President Dr. Steven Houser gave opening comments, and AHA CEO Nancy Brown was a

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Mark and Brenda Moore and Family Foundation

Thanks to a generous $250,000 gift from the Mark and Brenda Moore and Family Foundation, the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate will be able to implement our “Best Practice” model for implementation of Empowered to Serve Faith by conducting launch events in Richmond, Raleigh, Hampton Roads/Newport News and Raleigh/Durham, providing resources to our faith partners to support our efforts in creating built environment changes,

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MAA Board Orientation

We had a great board orientation last week, welcoming five new members to our MAA Board of Directors:  Martin Davis from Charlotte, NC; Chris William from Charlotte, NC; Peg O’Connell from Morrisville, NC; Calvin “Woody Fowler from Richmond, VA and Alan Speir from Falls Church, VA. Here is a picture with our outgoing and incoming Presidents and Chairs of the Board,