Healing Stroke Patients and Caregivers Through Art

Katie Hinson This year, the American Heart Association and MUSC Health are teaming up in a community art therapy project: Strokes for Strokes. Open your Heart honoree Katie Hinson is dedicated to helping stroke survivors and caretakers heal through art therapy. The therapeutic art will be displayed at the Charleston Heart Ball on April 12, 2019. Last year, [...]

By |January 17th, 2019|Categories: Community Health, South Carolina, Stroke|0 Comments

Inaugural Jazz Brunch & Health Equity Symposium Brings in 200 Attendees

The inaugural Jazz Brunch & Health Equity Symposium with Winston-Salem State University was a huge success! The Triad, NC office of the American Heart Association was so proud to partner with the WSSU Physical Education Program where 200 people attended a panel focused on health equity and Yolanda Rabun got everyone moving and their hearts pumping during the brunch. Huge thanks to Linda [...]

By |January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Community Health, North Carolina, triad|0 Comments

Charlotte Billboard Campaign Addresses Social Determinants of Health

Trying to explain our new community transformation model and how it applies to Charlotte and the surrounding region has created a unique opportunity for the American Heart Association. We have always been known for science and research. The kind that has afforded us medical advancements and guidelines that save lives. Our community also knows us for our inspirational events: Heart [...]

By |December 19th, 2018|Categories: charlotte, Community Health, North Carolina|0 Comments

Heart Healthy 2018 Policy Accomplishments in the Greater Washington Region

Washington, DC- Thanks to the dedication, passion, and hard work of You’re the Cure volunteers, 2018 was another successful year of public policy accomplishments for heart health in Greater Washington. You’re the Cure advocates were active in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia to support, defend, and help pass legislation that will continue to make our region a national leader [...]

By |December 11th, 2018|Categories: Community Health, Greater Washington Region, Heart Disease, You're The Cure|0 Comments

Urban Health Accelerator – Historically Black Colleges (HCBU) Legacy Grant Opportunity

The Empowered To Serve Urban Health Accelerator expands the work of American Heart Association in local communities as we seek to address social issues impacting the ability of individuals to attain the healthiest life possible. The Barbara Houston Urban Health Accelerator HBCU Legacy Grants: Made possible through the support of Mr. John Houston, III, the American Heart Association, Mid-Atlantic Affiliate [...]

Triangle’s First AHA Blood Pressure Kiosk Placed at Food Bank

Representatives from the Triangle community gathered this week at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina for a ceremonial ribbon cutting of the first American Heart Association blood pressure kiosk in the Triangle area. Once the ribbon was cut, everyone took a step back while a volunteer leaped forward to be the first one to use the kiosk. [...]

By |November 8th, 2018|Categories: Community Health, Events, Go Red For Women, North Carolina|1 Comment

Primary Care Coalition Sites in Greater Washington Recognized for Target BP

Greater Washington Region- On Friday October 26th the Greater Washington Region American Heart Association recognized the Primary Care Coalition (PCC) and their 11 Montgomery County Maryland clinical sites for Target BP recognition. PCC represents 50,000 diverse patients from clinics such as Mary’s Center, Chinese Culture and Community Service Center/Pan Asian Volunteer Health Clinic, and Muslim Community Center Medical Clinic and [...]

By |October 29th, 2018|Categories: Community Health, Greater Washington Region|0 Comments

Healthier Breakfast Items Introduced to Richmond City Public Schools

Richmond, VA - Food is fuel, and kids are sweet enough without added sugar. Knowing good nutrition is key to learning, the American Heart Association teamed up with Richmond City Health District, Richmond Public School Nutrition Services, Fit4Kids, the Richmond Food Justice Alliance, and other community partners to improve the school menus for children in Richmond Public Schools. The American [...]

By |October 18th, 2018|Categories: Community Health, Kids Health, Virginia|0 Comments

Celebrating social entrepreneurs: EmPOWERED to Serve Urban Health Accelerator awards funding for community focused solutions to problems that are barriers to health and wellbeing

We are pleased to introduce the 2018 EmPOWERED to Serve Urban Health Accelerator grant recipients! Hosted in Baltimore, MD at the Reginal Lewis Museum the Urban Health Accelerator brought together entrepreneurs from around the country to present their business models to a panel of judges including, Sidra Smith, Film Producer, Brian White, Executive Vice President of LifeBridge Health and the [...]

By |October 18th, 2018|Categories: Community Health, Events, Maryland|0 Comments

Mission in Action: The Annual Greater Washington Heart Walk will take place on November 3, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Join 12,000 walkers for the Greater Washington Region Heart Walk on November 3, 2018 to raise funds and support the American Heart Association’s mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's premiere event for raising funds to save lives from heart disease and stroke. Designed [...]

By |October 18th, 2018|Categories: Community Health, Events, Greater Washington Region, Mission|0 Comments