Cor Vitae Society shines through the EmPOWERED To Serve Urban Health Accelerator-HBCU Leadership Summit

Leadership and students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the Mid-Atlantic region worked with campus and community partners to develop ideas for overcoming barriers to health on campus and in their community.  Of the nineteen schools that entered, five were selected to move forward to the EmPOWERED To Serve Urban Health Accelerator-HBCU Showcase event on April 29th in [...]

By |March 13th, 2019|Categories: charlotte, Cor Vitae, Multicultural Health, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Improved Sidewalks and Active Infrastructure Coming to Charlotte!

According to the 2017 Charlotte Walks Pedestrian Plan, not everyone drives a car. In fact, over 250,000 Charlotteans don’t drive, that’s 30% of the population. It’s enough people to fill the Bank of America Stadium 3.5 times! Some don’t drive because they choose not to, others don’t drive because they don’t have access to a car, or their age or [...]

By |March 8th, 2019|Categories: charlotte, Community Health|0 Comments

Five HBCUs Advance in the American Heart Association Urban Health Accelerator-HBCU Healthy Communities Challenge

The American Heart Association hosted the first EmPOWERED to Serve Urban Health Accelerator-HBCU Leadership Summit on Thursday, February 28, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Leadership and students form HBCUs spent the day engaging in group discussions and learning from esteemed panelists on how to be a force for change on campus and in the community. The event concluded with the [...]

Wake County Commissioners Celebrate Heart Month

American Heart Association volunteer, Tiffany Gholston, promoted American Heart Month at the Wake County Board of Commissioners meeting. Gholston is a heart disease survivor, Triangle Board member and You’re the Cure advocate. Gholston spoke to Wake County Commissioners on February 4th to celebrate the strong partnership between the American Heart Association and the County, and to recognize February as American [...]

By |February 12th, 2019|Categories: North Carolina, triangle, Uncategorized|0 Comments

CarolinaEast Medical Center first to receive Cardiovascular Center of Excellence accreditation in North Carolina

CarolinaEast Medical Center of New Bern, is the first hospital in North Carolina to receive the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence accreditation. The Cardiovascular Center of Excellence accreditation is awarded from the American Heart Association. It recognizes hospitals committed to following proven treatment guidelines incorporated into a comprehensive system of care to fully address the care needs of patients with complex [...]

By |February 8th, 2019|Categories: easternnorthcarolina, Quality Improvement|0 Comments

Greensboro’s Leadership Breakfast Brings Health Equity to the Table

The Guilford Heart and Stroke Walk team had a record-breaking Executive Leadership Breakfast in Greensboro! Jennifer Lawson, Garet Beane and Candy Carter talked to the huge crowd and a Health Equity Panel with CEOs and Presidents from Cone Health, United Healthcare, Novant Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health High Point and Bethany Medical tackled the hard questions around how to improve [...]

By |January 29th, 2019|Categories: Community Health, Multicultural Health, North Carolina, triad|0 Comments


Coach Dabo Swinney took home the title of the college football Coach of the Year at the American Heart Association’s 33rd annual Paul “Bear” Bryant Awards presented by Marathon Oil Corporation Wednesday. Swinney is the first coach in the Bryant Awards history to win the award three times. The first to also win the award in consecutive years—2015 and 2016—Swinney [...]

New Bern Volunteers Rally for 25th Anniversary Heart Ball After Historic Flooding

When New Bern, NC was hit hard by Hurricane Florence in September 2018, New Bern Heart Ball volunteers were busy preparing for the 25th annual event.  The area experienced historic flooding that damaged or destroyed homes, businesses and schools across Craven and Jones counties. Many wondered, would the Heart Ball go on? The community, sponsors and members of the New [...]

By |January 4th, 2019|Categories: easternnorthcarolina, North Carolina, Volunteerism|1 Comment

Guilford County and American Heart Association Join Forces for Heartbeats of Thanks Partner Recognition Breakfast

The American Heart Association & Guilford County Department of Public Health worked together to hold the Heartbeats of Thanks Partner Recognition Breakfast. Jennifer Lawson recognized our Triad Target: BP recognitions for Cone Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health and Novant Health. Linda King was also able to thank the Hampton Family for all of their support for the Hampton Family Mobile Kitchen [...]

By |January 3rd, 2019|Categories: North Carolina, triad|0 Comments

Inaugural Jazz Brunch & Health Equity Symposium Brings in 200 Attendees

The inaugural Jazz Brunch & Health Equity Symposium with Winston-Salem State University was a huge success! The Triad, NC office of the American Heart Association was so proud to partner with the WSSU Physical Education Program where 200 people attended a panel focused on health equity and Yolanda Rabun got everyone moving and their hearts pumping during the brunch. Huge thanks to Linda [...]

By |January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Community Health, North Carolina, triad|0 Comments