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 [...]

Charlotte Board Member and Retired Cardiovascular Researcher, Dr. Sandra Burke, Discusses Impact of E-Cigarettes on Teens With Well-Known Radio Host

CHARLOTTE, NC - Longtime AHA volunteer, member of Greater Charlotte Board of Directors, and retired cardiovascular researcher, Dr. Sandra Burke spent the morning discussing the health risks of e-cigarettes on teens with WFAE Charlotte Talks radio host Mike Collins. Dr. Burke was joined by Dr. Eltaraboulsi, a local pulmonologist with Tryon Medical Partners and Rose Hoban, a reporter with NC [...]

By |November 13th, 2018|Categories: North Carolina|0 Comments

Triangle’s First AHA Blood Pressure Kiosk Placed at Food Bank

Representatives from the Triangle community gathered this week at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina for a ceremonial ribbon cutting of the first American Heart Association blood pressure kiosk in the Triangle area. Once the ribbon was cut, everyone took a step back while a volunteer leaped forward to be the first one to use the kiosk. [...]

By |November 8th, 2018|Categories: Community Health, Events, Go Red For Women, North Carolina|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 [...]

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

Cor Vitae Society Celebrated at the Charlotte Heart Walk

Cor Vitae Society Members were celebrated at the recent Greater Charlotte Heart Walk on September 29, 2018. The AHA is honored to recognize the more than 115 local Cor Vitae Society members at AHA events and through exclusive society experiences. The Cor Vitae Society – Latin for heart of life – is the annual philanthropic giving society of the American Heart Association. The [...]

By |October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Heart Walk, North Carolina, Volunteerism|0 Comments

Omega Sports Joins Life Is Why We Give™ Campaign to Help Fight Heart Disease and Stroke

Greensboro, NC - Omega Sports is proudly joining other companies in our area such as Advanced Auto Parts, Belk, Walgreens and BB&T to help the American Heart Association fight heart disease and stroke – the number one and number five causes of death in America. Omega Sports’ customers with have the opportunity to round up their purchases or donate $1, [...]

By |October 19th, 2018|Categories: North Carolina|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 [...]

Donations and Laws Help Certify Students in CPR

Raleigh, NC - Thanks to the work of our Advocacy department, North Carolina became the fifth state in the country to pass legislation requiring high school students to take CPR training before they graduate from high school. Spectrum News anchor Caroline Blair sat down with Anne Miller, the executive director in the Raleigh office, for an in depth look at [...]

By |September 11th, 2018|Categories: CPR, North Carolina|0 Comments

North Carolina A&T Students in Greensboro to Lead American Heart Association CPR Effort

Triad, NC - In addition to their regular fall classes starting last week, 60 North Carolina A&T State University students spent a morning learning how to save a life. In partnership with the AHA, NC A&T purchased 12 CPR in Schools Kits to train students to become ambassadors and facilitators to teach Hands-Only CPR on their campus and in the [...]

By |September 11th, 2018|Categories: CPR, North Carolina|0 Comments