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 [...]

Tony Foreman of Foreman Wolf named as the American Heart Association’s 2019 Heart Ball Chair

Congenital Heart Defects (CHD), problems with the heart’s structure that are present at birth, are the most common birth defects in the United States and the number one cause of infant deaths. Nearly 40,000 babies are born each year with a CHD. In 1965, Baltimore’s Tony Foreman was 1 in 100 babies born with a CHD and is one of [...]

By |November 13th, 2018|Categories: Maryland|0 Comments

Baltimore turns stroke awareness into street art

Even though stroke is the number 2 killer worldwide, 80% of strokes are preventable by knowing the warning signs and getting immediate help.  As more and more people are learning the warning signs, we are seeing and increase in survival rates.  As the third leading cause of death in Baltimore, our local American Heart Association - Baltimore team developed a [...]

By |November 8th, 2018|Categories: Maryland, Stroke|0 Comments

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 [...]

A legacy that is saving lives in Baltimore, MD

There are discrepancies between black and white neighborhoods in responses to cardiac arrest. People who live in predominantly black communities are less likely to get CPR or defibrillation from a bystander, and that means African-Americans have a worse survival rate when it comes to cardiac arrest. The American Heart Association estimates that more than 80 percent of the 383,000 out-of-hospital [...]

By |November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Maryland|1 Comment

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

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

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 [...]

2019 Watkins-Saunders Award is Open for Nominations

The Watkins-Saunders Award recognizes outstanding commitment to overcoming health and community disparities in the state of Maryland. The 2019 recipient(s) will be honored at the American Heart Association’s Baltimore Heart Ball to be held on February 23, 2019, where the awardee(s) will be presented with an engraved award.  You may submit your nomination via our online nomination form.  Nominations for [...]

By |August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Maryland|1 Comment

American Heart Association Announces 2018 Greater Maryland Heart Walk Chair

The American Heart Association is happy to announce that Brian M. White, Executive Vice President of LifeBridge Health, has been named chair of the 2018 Greater Maryland Region Heart Walk. The event will take place on October 13, 2018 at Camden Yards. White is an Executive Vice President at LifeBridge Health, the fourth largest health system in Maryland, where he [...]

By |August 7th, 2018|Categories: Heart Walk, Maryland|0 Comments