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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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

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

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 Keeping Maryland Smoke Free: National Harbor Cigar Lounge Proposal Defeated

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

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