DABO NAMED 2018 PAUL “BEAR” BRYANT COACH OF THE YEAR

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 has led Clemson to eight straight seasons of at least 10 wins, along with five ACC titles, seven ACC Atlantic Division titles and 11 straight bowl appearances since 2008. Dabo Swinney’s 11 seasons as Clemson head coach have propelled him [...]

Baltimore Celebrates the Passage of Complete Streets

The City of Baltimore’s Complete Streets Bill became a law on December 6. This legislation is the most progressive, equity-focused Complete Streets ordinance in the country. Councilman Ryan Dorsey and the Baltimore Complete Streets Coalition introduced the Complete Streets Ordinance in July 2017 to increase safety and mobility and help curb reckless driving. It will: Ensure streets are designed for people and safety first. Create a process for more robust community input on street design. Ensure that the benefits of safe and complete streets are shared among all residents. Create a body to oversee the implementation of the policy. “As [...]

Why learning Hands-Only CPR is the best gift you can give your loved ones

If you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend. About 70% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home and as one study reports, the holiday season is prime time for them to occur as cardiac arrest deaths are 33% higher in December and January starting around Thanksgiving.  The stats are staggering but there is something we can all do to help. Immediate CPR can double or even triple a person's chance of survival!  It only takes [...]

Urban Health Accelerator – Historically Black Colleges (HCBU) Legacy Grant Opportunity

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 will pilot a new accelerator designed to engage Historically Black Colleges and Universities offering: Access to web-based training, coaching, and mentoring from AHA staff and volunteers. Invitation to attend the February 28, 2019 Leadership Summit for enhanced coaching, more resources, [...]

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 the nearly 2 million adults living with CHD today in the United States. This is one reason Foreman is taking the lead as chair of the 34th annual Baltimore Heart Ball. "I was born in 1965 with a variety of [...]

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 unique awareness campaign to educate the community.  Through art education in an urban alley where all graffiti and street art are welcomed, survivors, healthcare providers, and the community were invited to paint, draw and create graffiti art to share the [...]

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