Join the Urban Health Accelerator – Historically Black College (HCBU) Legacy Kick Off Session!

The Empowered To Serve Summit and 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. Thanks to the Barbara Houston Urban Health Accelerator HBCU Legacy Grants, made possible through the support of Mr. John Houston, III, the American Heart [...]

Mid-Atlantic’s Little Hats, Big Hearts

Volunteers around the country are helping raise awareness of of heart disease, the number one killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country by knitting and crocheting little red hats to be given out through the American Heart Association's Little Hats, Big Hearts. The Mid-Atlantic Affiliate is proud to be continuing the [...]

Target: BP Highlighted Resources

We are excited to begin highlighting resources for improving clinical care around blood pressure and cholesterol from around our networks each month.  Continue to check back for more updates and the latest news.   Action Needed: Submit Comments by 11/7 We must show the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that the medical community supports ambulatory blood pressure monitoring [...]

By |November 1st, 2018|Categories: Greater Washington Region, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia|0 Comments

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

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

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 our mission to be a [...]

Leadership Announced for the 2019 Lawyers Have Heart 10K Run & 5K Run & Fun Walk

Affie Ambrose Lori Sher Washington, D.C. - Lawyers Have Heart brings runners and walkers -- of all ages, levels of experience -- to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke. In 2018, the event raised more than $1 million, and we hope to exceed that goal in 2019. Since its creation, Lawyers Have Heart has raised [...]

By |September 21st, 2018|Categories: Events, Greater Washington Region|0 Comments

Healthy Kids’ Meals Legislation Proposed in D.C. Council

  Washington, D.C. - Washington, D.C. Councilmembers Brianne Nadeau and David Grosso introduced legislation this week that would promote healthier beverage choices for Kids’ Meals at restaurants in D.C. The Healthy Beverages for Kids’ Meal Act of 2018 would make healthy choices like water, milk and 100% fruit juice the default beverage option for all restaurants kids’ meals in D.C. [...]

By |September 19th, 2018|Categories: Community Health, Greater Washington Region, Kids Health, You're The Cure|0 Comments

American Heart Association Supports Car Free Day to Create Heart Healthy Habits in DC

Washington, DC - The American Heart Association has teamed up with Commuter Connections and the American Lung Association to pledge to go car free or car-lite on Friday, September 21, and/or Saturday, September 22, 2018 to celebrate Car Free Day. Car Free Day is an annual event that encourages drivers to leave their cars at home and find more environmentally [...]

By |September 18th, 2018|Categories: Community Health, Greater Washington Region|0 Comments

D.C. Passes Highest State Cigarette Tax

Washington, D.C. - Anti-smoking advocates are celebrating in Washington, D.C., following Mayor Muriel Bowser’s sign-off on a $2 tax hike on cigarettes and passage of the District of Columbia’s 2019 budget. Effective October 1, the D.C. cigarette tax will increase from $2.50 to $4.50 per pack — the highest state tax in the country. The bill also provides funds to [...]

By |September 11th, 2018|Categories: Greater Washington Region|0 Comments