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 [...]
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s 5th Annual Triangle Power To End Stroke Jazz Brunch and Celebration was held on Saturday, June 2 at the Durham Center for Senior Life. The brunch was designed to narrow the knowledge gap about stroke. This year’s event also focused on health equity and social determinants of health with an Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) [...]
The American Heart Association Receives A $1.7 million Multi-Year Grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation To Improve Access and Outcomes for Vunerable Populations in Baltimore Initiative focuses on improving patient transitions between primary and specialty care for populations affected by stroke, atrial-fibrillation and venous thromboembolism. Baltimore, MD, March 29, 2018 —The American Heart Association announced the receipt of a $1.7 [...]
Chef N’gai cooking Cinnamon Glazed Root Vegetables The American Heart Association (AHA) and Guilford County Health Department are proud to announce the Hampton Family Community Health Initiative. Generously funded by The Blairton Hampton Family and with the support of Mount Zion Baptist Church of Greensboro (Mount Zion), this initiative will provide healthy cooking and eating classes for multicultural [...]
American Heart Association and Guilford County Health Department Launch The Hampton Family Community Health Initiative in the Triad
The American Heart Association (AHA) and the Guilford County Health Department (GCHD) recently held the Mobile Kitchen (MK) healthy eating cooking classes training and orientation for key staff, stakeholders, and a newly hired Mobile Kitchen chef to launch the Hampton Family Community Health Initiative. This partnership will provide the AHA’s evidenced-based Mobile Kitchen program, along with other AHA and GCHD [...]
Johns Hopkins Medicine and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association hosted the 10th Annual Power To End Stroke Jazz Brunch and Awareness Fair on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The brunch was designed to narrow the knowledge gap about stroke - a leading cause of disability and death for all Americans - because studies show that few people know the risk [...]
Rhonda Ford Chatmon, Vice President, Multicultural Markets, recently celebrated 30 years with the American Heart Association. To honor her service, the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Board of Directors presented her with a Proclamation noting her contributions to the organization over the years. Please join us in celebrating Rhonda.
Where Americans eat has a dramatic effect on what foods, and how much of these foods, we consume: the more people eat out, particularly at fast-food restaurants, the more calories, fat and sodium they tend to consume and away-from-home meals contain fewer fruits, vegetables and whole grains than foods prepared at home. The American Heart Association is prioritizing a return [...]
Barely half of the 86 million Americans with high blood pressure (HBP or hypertension) have it under control. Another factor in this equation is that 16 percent of the people with high blood pressure are completely unaware that they have this symptomless "silent killer." The challenge: High blood pressure is often the first domino in a chain or "domino effect" [...]
WTKR anchors and reporters got their blood pressure checked by Optima Health while sharing via Facebook Live. Anchor and AHA volunteer, Jessica Larche, kicked off the screenings talking about her health journey. Jessica reduced her high blood pressure through exercise and diet, losing over 100 lbs!