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Working to end LGBTQ health disparities in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Black Pride RVA was held the weekend of July 18th-21st. The goal for the weekend of events was to educate, embrace and celebrate the unique lived experiences of the black LGBTQ community of greater Richmond, Virginia and across the Commonwealth of Virginia. The AHA is increasing our outreach and engagement with the LGBTQ community to

hidden Complete Streets Funding in City of Richmond Promotes Safety and Health

Complete Streets Funding in City of Richmond Promotes Safety and Health

The City of Richmond in Virginia allocated $15 million in their budget to make transportation in the city safer for pedestrians and bicyclists through implementing Complete Streets policies.  “Complete Streets” is a term describing a community that has safe and convenient travel for everyone and for all modes of transportation. Complete streets have safe crosswalks,

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Roanoke Go Red for Women Luncheon helps local women and families build healthy lives

The American Heart Association and F&S Building Innovations encouraged Roanoke Go Red for Women Luncheon guests to support the health and well-being of individuals served by the Bedford Pregnancy Center and Street Ransom by donating personal care items. The two local charities and the American Heart Association share a common goal of helping Roanokers build

hidden Inaugural CycleNation Event in Richmond, VA Raises Funds and Awareness

Inaugural CycleNation Event in Richmond, VA Raises Funds and Awareness

The energy and spirits were high at the inaugural Richmond CycleNation event on May 30th.  CycleNation empowers participants to use bikes to get brain and heart-healthy – all while raising funds for community programs that will prevent stroke and heart disease. Co-workers, friends and family rang cow bells and cheered on teams at this relay

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Playground Refresh Creates Healthy Environment for At-Risk Youth in Richmond, VA

The American Heart Association in Richmond recently teamed up with Bank of America and United Way to restore old and install new playground equipment in Mosby Court, one of four public housing communities in Richmond’s East End.  The project also includes the installation of an early learning path.  New playground equipment and the early learning

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Stroke Event Raises Awareness Among High Risk Community in Richmond, VA

Over 600 Richmonders were informed and entertained at the 6th annual Power to End Stroke® Jazz Night held on May 23rd at the Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia.  Guests attended a variety of workshops on topics like medication management, healthy cooking and managing risk factors. They even experienced what it felt like to have

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Public blood pressure kiosk at Hampton Roads Community Health Center makes monitoring blood pressure simple and accessible for Portsmouth area residents

The American Heart Association recently installed a new blood pressure monitoring kiosk at the Hampton Roads Community Health Center (HRCHC) in Portsmouth located at 664 Lincoln Street. The center is open to the public Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8am – 5pm and Wednesday from 8am – 7pm.  New blood pressure guidelines were released

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American Heart Association, Planet Fitness roll out donation to Boys and Girls Club in Virginia Beach

Participation in sports promotes physical activity, builds self-esteem, improves social skills and motivates children to excel academically. To encourage Virginia Beach youth to be active and play sports, the American Heart Association and local Heart and Stroke Ball sponsor, Planet Fitness, collected more than 70 athletic balls that will be donated to the Boys and