Where you live in the Upstate can determine how long you live

According to a report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, people living just a few blocks away can have vastly different life expectancies.  In one Upstate neighborhood, residents are expected to live 16 years less than another community just 5 miles away. “The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has an incredible online tool that allows us to compare life expectancies in [...]

By |March 20th, 2019|Categories: Community Health, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hampton Road’s first American Heart Association blood pressure kiosk unveiled at the Hampton Roads Community Health Center in Portsmouth

The American Heart Association installed a new blood pressure monitoring kiosk at the Hampton Roads Community Health Center (HRCHC) in Portsmouth. American Heart Association, community leaders and HRCHC staff were on hand at the Hampton Roads Community Health Center for a ceremonial ribbon cutting. The newly installed public blood pressure kiosk will make monitoring blood pressure simple and accessible for [...]

By |March 12th, 2019|Categories: Community Health, Hampton Roads, Virginia|0 Comments

American Heart Association to Celebrate First Hard Hats with Heart Event in Charleston

The American Heart Association is teaming up with Seamon Whiteside to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke in the construction industry. They will be hosting an event called “Hard Hats with Heart,” which is a brand-new construction industry event bringing together general contractors, subcontractors, health care and business executives to shine a light on the prevalence of heart disease [...]

By |March 12th, 2019|Categories: charleston, Community Health, Events, South Carolina|0 Comments

Improved Sidewalks and Active Infrastructure Coming to Charlotte!

According to the 2017 Charlotte Walks Pedestrian Plan, not everyone drives a car. In fact, over 250,000 Charlotteans don’t drive, that’s 30% of the population. It’s enough people to fill the Bank of America Stadium 3.5 times! Some don’t drive because they choose not to, others don’t drive because they don’t have access to a car, or their age or [...]

By |March 8th, 2019|Categories: charlotte, Community Health|0 Comments

Keeping Maryland Smoke Free: National Harbor Cigar Lounge Proposal Defeated

Prince George’s County, MD- Following pressure by the American Heart Association and our national and state partners, on January 24, 2019 MGM Resorts withdrew their application to the Prince George’s County, Maryland Planning Department for a “special exception” to open a cigar lounge at their National Harbor venue. MGM previously had submitted a proposal for a 2,038 square-foot cigar store [...]

By |March 4th, 2019|Categories: Community Health, Greater Washington Region, You're The Cure|1 Comment

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

The American Heart Association hosted the first EmPOWERED to Serve Urban Health Accelerator-HBCU Leadership Summit on Thursday, February 28, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Leadership and students form HBCUs spent the day engaging in group discussions and learning from esteemed panelists on how to be a force for change on campus and in the community. The event concluded with the [...]

Hampton Roads Employers Learn Strategies to Create Culture of Health in the Workplace

Hampton Roads, VA - Sentara Healthcare and World Financial Group sponsored the first Hampton Roads Wellness Symposium on January 30th at Hilton Norfolk, The Main. Close to 100 human resource professionals from companies across the region listened to informative breakout sessions, an inspiring keynote speaker and received valuable resources about the benefits of AHA's free Workplace Health Achievement Index. With [...]

By |February 8th, 2019|Categories: Community Health, Events, Hampton Roads, Virginia|0 Comments

Upstate AHA Showcases Local Impact

Throughout 2019, the American Heart Association will be launching a series of videos highlighting key community events and efforts. Through programs at the community level, the American Heart Association is carrying out their mission of being a relentless force for longer, healthier lives. From blood pressure initiatives to local research studies, the fight against heart disease is in full swing [...]

Greensboro’s Leadership Breakfast Brings Health Equity to the Table

The Guilford Heart and Stroke Walk team had a record-breaking Executive Leadership Breakfast in Greensboro! Jennifer Lawson, Garet Beane and Candy Carter talked to the huge crowd and a Health Equity Panel with CEOs and Presidents from Cone Health, United Healthcare, Novant Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health High Point and Bethany Medical tackled the hard questions around how to improve [...]

By |January 29th, 2019|Categories: Community Health, Multicultural Health, North Carolina, triad|0 Comments

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