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    • campersThe EmPOWERED To Serve Urban Health Accelerator – HBCU Grantees are Transforming Their Communities!
      The EmPOWERED TO Serve Urban Health Accelerator – HBCU program was featured recently on the online show #RolandMartinUnfiltered.  Representatives from the two schools who received American Heart Association grants shared their updates on how they are having an impact in their communities and are already changing lives. Johnson C. Smith University […]
    • AHA & Cone Health share great news with Guilford County middle school PE teachers
      In Partnership with the American Heart Association in Greensboro, NC, and Guilford County Schools, Cone Health answered the call to ensure all Guilford County middle schools have the life-saving equipment needed at the District Professional Development Meeting on Wednesday afternoon. With the recent generous donation from Cone Health for 24 CPR in […]
    • Health Ambassador Program Makes Immediate Impact in Charlotte’s Latinx Community
        A project that began less than three weeks ago in Charlotte, NC is already making a major impact. The newly launched “Health Ambassadors” program is designed specifically to reach the Latinx community. Almost half of the Latinx population over the age of twenty has been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease and 47% of males as well as 40% […]
    • Group of people learn CPR.More than 500 Individuals Learn Hands-Only CPR at a Durham Bulls Game
      Friday, May 31st was Military Appreciation Night at the Durham Bulls minor league baseball game. Patients diagnosed with PTSD are 40% more likely to develop heart disease. In an effort to reach our military heroes and their families, the American Heart Association teamed up with Allscripts to teach Hands-Only CPR. Hands-Only CPR can double or triple a […]
    • Location, Location, Location! New blood pressure kiosks are strategically placed in Charlotte on World Hypertension Day
      In the real estate industry, they say it’s all about location. On World Hypertension Day, Charlotte placed two new self-monitoring blood pressure kiosks in key areas of the city to make the greatest impact. Goodwill Opportunity Campus located on the west side of Charlotte serves more than 500,000 clients, staff and visitors annually. Camino Community […]
    • Ride the Revolution! Join the American Stroke Association for CycleNation Triangle on June 15th
      Join the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association for their annual CycleNation Triangle event on June 15th at Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park at 3pm. CycleNation empowers people to use cycling as a way to get brain and heart healthy — all while raising funds for community programs that will help prevent stroke and heart disease. […]
    • American Heart Association Empowers HBCUs to Address Social Barriers to Health
      Winston-Salem State University & Johnson C. Smith University each awarded $100,000 as American Heart Association grant recipients for building healthier communities Winston-Salem State University & Johnson C. Smith University were selected by a panel of judges on Tuesday evening April 29, 2019 to each receive a $100,000 American Heart […]
    • Watch LIVE as Five Historically Black Colleges and Universities Present Solutions to Remove the Barriers of Health
      $100,000 for up to two HBCUs chosen as American Heart Association grant recipients for building healthier communities on April 29 in Greensboro The American Heart Association is excited to announce that the EmPOWERED To ServeTM Urban Health AcceleratorTM-HBCU Showcase The EmPOWERED To ServeTM Urban Health AcceleratorTM-HBCU Showcase will be held […]
    • Winner of the #CLTMoveMore Steps Challenge from Charlotte, NC!
      The month of April — officially known as Move More Month is a part of the American Heart Association’s Healthy for Good movement. We are celebrating physical activity this month where every step counts in lowering your risk of heart disease and stroke. On Wednesday, April 3, we kicked off Move More Day by having our annual Heart Walk Executive […]
    • Cor Vitae and Volunteers Gather in Charlotte
      A gathering in Charlotte is this month’s Cor Vitae highlight! A celebration of over 60 of Charlotte’s Cor Vitae Society and Circle of Red/Men Go Red members and prospective members at the home of Champions Circle member, Chandler and Denise Root was held on March 13th. The evening focused on healthy eating with a  local chef’s cooking […]
    • 6-Year Old in the Triad Supports the Kids Heart Challenge in a BIG Way!
      An elementary school child’s day is filled from morning to night. From school to homework to community sports, clubs and fun family activities, raising vital funds for heart disease sounds like it wouldn’t even catch a 6 year-old’s attention. However, the teachers and American Heart Association Youth Market staff made a BIG impression on Aidan Croom, a […]
    • NC Lobby Day: Over 50 Lawmakers Addressed
      Raleigh, NC – Over 40 volunteers clad in red arrived in downtown Raleigh for North Carolina Lobby Day. Their purpose: to talk to lawmakers about the importance of comprehensive and accessible health care. North Carolina has the opportunity to expand affordable health insurance to at least 340,000 uninsured people. A majority of these uninsured […]
    • 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 […]
    • 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 […]
    • Five HBCUs Advance in the American Heart Association Urban Health Accelerator-HBCU Healthy Communities Challenge
      Community environments play an important role in health outcomes. People living just 5 miles apart can in some cases have a difference in life expectancy of more than 20 years due to factors such as economic stability, education, societal influences and health care.  Through the American Heart Association’s 2019 EmPOWERED to Serve Urban Health […]
    • 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 […]
    • 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 […]
    • 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 […]
      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 […]
    • 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 […]
    • 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 […]
    • 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 […]
    • Charlotte Billboard Campaign Addresses Social Determinants of Health
      Trying to explain our new community transformation model and how it applies to Charlotte and the surrounding region has created a unique opportunity for the American Heart Association. We have always been known for science and research. The kind that has afforded us medical advancements and guidelines that save lives. Our community also knows us for […]
    • Go Red For Women Appears in Triad Holiday Parade
      Greensboro, NC – The American Heart Association was proud to have a Go Red For Women entry in the Triad Holiday Parades on Saturday. National Go Red For Women Sponsor Macy’s and Forsyth County Go Red For Women Sponsor Novant Health joined with local Go Red Women, survivors, volunteers and the Jazzy Jumpers to share heart-healthy messages and […]
    • 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 […]
    • 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, […]
    • equipment from hard hatsTriangle Construction Industry Makes P.E. More Fun for Students
      RALEIGH, NC – Students at Barwell Elementary School have new physical education equipment to use thanks to Triangle Hard Hats with Heart attendees. At the September event Draper Aden Associates, the Tools for Schools sponsor, and the American Heart Association asked attendees to bring P.E. equipment to be donated to a local school. Attendees exceeded […]
    • 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 […]
    • 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. […]
    • 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 […]
    • target blood pressure program logoTarget: 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 […]
    • 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 […]
    • 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 […]
    • 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 […]
    • 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 […]
    • 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 […]
    • 5th Annual Triangle Jazz Brunch
      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 […]
    • LGBT Male CoupleCelebrating Pride Month in the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate
      The American Heart Association is celebrating LGBTQ Pride month this June by sharing resources and participating in different events across the country. Teri Arnold, Marketing and Communications Director for the Hampton Roads, Virginia region and Communications Officer for AHA’s Hearts With Pride Employee Resource Group, recently told her heart attack […]
    • Target:BP Data Submission Closes
      About 103 million adults (nearly half) in the United States have high blood pressure. Research shows that high blood pressure is a contributing factor to major health conditions including heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and other health concerns. Research also shows that 45.9% of those with high blood pressure are not controlled, […]
    • AHA CPR Week Facebook Shareable GraphicCelebrate National CPR and AED Awareness Week
      National CPR and AED Awareness Week – June 1– 7, 2018 – aims to raise awareness and increase the number of people who perform CPR in cardiac arrest emergencies. Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States. About 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. When a person has a cardiac […]
    • Care4Carolina panelistsCare4Carolina Prayer Breakfast Highlights Insurance Coverage Gap
      On Wednesday, May 23, Care4Carolina hosted a prayer breakfast to raise awareness about the critical need to close the health insurance coverage gap in North Carolina.  The event featured faith leaders, health advocates, people that have experienced the gap first hand, and lawmakers.  Nearly 50 people attended the event.  An insurance coverage gap […]
    • Advance Auto Parts joins area companies to raise life-saving funds
      The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, has enlisted the support of corporations in raising funds for the cause. When consumers visit Advance Auto Parts from May 16 – June 16, they will have the opportunity to give to the American Heart Association via the […]
    • Mid-Atlantic Heart and Stroke Summit – Call For 2019 Presenters
      The Mid-Atlantic Heart and Stroke Quality Summit is a week-long event that includes educational opportunities in the areas of Heart Failure, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Cardiac Arrest, Atrial Fibrillation, and Stroke. In addition, the Summit provides day and evening events to network and celebrate achievements with peers from across the region, featuring […]
    • Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Hosts Quality Heart and Stroke Summit
      The American Heart Association – Mid-Atlantic Affiliate hosted the 2nd Annual Heart & Stroke Quality Summit in Raleigh, NC, April 23 – 27, bringing together healthcare professionals from across the region to learn from top-quality care heart and stroke experts. Online presentation slides and photos are available for viewing. […]
    • Kroger Raises $93,311 for the American Heart Association
      The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, thanks Kroger Stores for their support of Life is Why We Give. After a successful campaign in its 122 stores across the Mid-Atlantic, Kroger raised $93,311 for the American Heart Association. “The American Heart […]
    • Unfit North Carolina Military Recruits May Pose Threat to Military Readiness
      We all know the importance of eating healthy food and living an active lifestyle. We also know those habits can be hard to keep – that’s why it is critical for children to learn healthy habits from an early age. However, many North Carolina students don’t get the chance to engage in physical education or activity during the school […]
    • Move More. Live More.
      This April, Healthy For Good is encouraging Americans to Move More. Live More. by being physically active. The National Walking Day celebration has been expanded to a month-long activation. It’s all part of the Healthy For Good movement, which inspires lasting change through small, simple steps in four key areas: Eat smart. Add color. Move more. Be […]
    • NC’s Tobacco Prevention: Failing Grades All Around
      The Tar Heel State has seriously missed the mark over the last few years. Recently, American Lung Association (ALA) released North Carolina’s Report Card in the 2018 State of Tobacco Control. The state received Fs in all five categories: Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding, Smokefree Air, Tobacco Taxes, Access to Cessation Services, and […]
    • Become a More Active Advocate!
          In North Carolina, You’re the Cure is offering a range of trainings and activities in the coming months!  Your local advocacy team would love to have you join one or multiple of these events.  These events are designed to help you advance your skills as an advocate and put those skills into practice.  Have questions?  Contacts are listed […]
    • You and You’re the Cure. The Power Couple.
      The American Heart Association’s You’re the Cure advocacy network is a valuable tool that you can use to make a real difference in your community and state. How does it work? We connect you with opportunities to engage with your lawmakers on issues that are important to you and your health – and we are here to inform you about the […]
    • NC Legislature Votes to Support Teacher Funding
      On Tuesday, February 13, the NC House voted to support program enhancement courses, like physical education (PE) and art, by slowing down the class size changes and creating a funding stream for enhancement course teachers. The bill, HB 90, now sits on Governor Cooper’s desk, and we expect he will allow the bill to become law. This legislation […]
    • Hampton Family Community Health Initiative Offers Healthy Cooking Classes
      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 […]
    • Little Hats, Big Hearts Makes a Splash!
      Little Hats, Big Hearts made a splash this February with babies in 52 hospitals across the state going red. The American Heart Association and the Children’s Heart Foundation teamed up this year to spread the message of congenital heart defects (CHD), the most common type of birth defect in the country. Early detection and support is critical for […]
    • 2018 Mid-Atlantic Heart & Stroke Quality Summit
      Registration is now open for the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Heart & Stroke Quality Summit.  The MAA Quality and Systems Improvement team will host this week-long event April 23-27, 2018 in Raleigh, NC.  The Summit will include educational opportunities in the areas of Heart Failure, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Atrial Fibrillation, Resuscitation and Stroke. The […]
    • NC AHA Advocacy Coordinating Committee Meeting
      On January 27, the NC AHA Advocacy Coordinating Committee met in Morrisville to celebrate the successes of the 2016-2017 Committee and install the 2018-2019 Committee.  The committee learned about the concepts of collective impact, took an in-depth look at the state of tobacco control in North Carolina, and held small group discussions about the health […]
    • Piedmont Natural Gas Gifts CPR in Schools Kits to 12 Guilford County High Schools
      In Partnership with the American Heart Association and Guilford County Schools, Piedmont Natural Gas gifted cost-saving and life-saving equipment to 12 Guilford County high schools at the Principals Meeting on March 1. Thanks to a generous grant provided by the Piedmont Natural Gas, 12 Guilford County high school principals received a CPR in Schools […]
    • Eat Smart & Add Color in March!
      We all know it is important to eat healthy and exercise. But, it’s keeping these habits that you might find challenging. This is why we celebrate and raise awareness about nutrition in the month of March, National Nutrition Month. Recent CDC data show adults continue to consume too few fruits and vegetables. Overall, 12.2 percent met fruit intake […]
    • Let’s Go Red, Charlotte!
      The countdown is on to National Wear Red Day, February 2, 2018 and we could really use your help to spread awareness. It’s true that cardiovascular diseases claim the life of a woman about every 80 seconds. But about 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be prevented. The time is NOW for all women to be aware of their risk and take steps to […]
    • Scientific Sessions
      The American Heart Association 2017 Scientific Sessions were held on November 11–15 in Anaheim, California. This incredible, five-day event attracted thousands of doctors, scientists, researchers, investigators, and other healthcare professionals from around the globe who came together to discuss new science to reduce the impact of cardiovascular […]
    • Save the Date! 2018 Mid-Atlantic Heart & Stroke Quality Summit
      Registration for the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Heart & Stroke Quality Summit will open in early January. The conference is being held in Raleigh, NC during the week of April 23-27, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn Crabtree Valley Hotel. The Summit is a week-long event that will include educational opportunities in the areas of Heart Failure, Acute Coronary […]
    • Little Hats, Big Hearts Goes Viral!
      Last month, the American Heart Association’s #LittleHatsBigHearts program was trending on social media. All that buzz has led to a flurry of knitters and crocheters from across the affiliate looking to donate hats to help raise awareness of congenital heart disease and to empower moms to live heart healthy lives while encouraging their children to do […]
    • 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 […]
    • North Carolina Policy Success: Child Care Nutrition/Activity Standards
      North Carolina has adopted nutrition, physical activity, and screen time standards for both center and home-based Early Care and Education (ECE) providers!  The American Heart Association (AHA) has an established history of working to promote health regulations for NC’s child care centers and child care homes.  In 2009-2010 AHA worked to support […]
    • AHA Highlights Impact2020 Sponsors in Forbes’ Centennial Issue
      The Centennial Issue of Forbes Magazine, which hits stands 9.28.17, features a full-page list of sponsors that have committed to the mission of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Mid-Atlantic Affiliate through the year 2020.  Highlighting these sponsors in this unique way is a small token of appreciation for their generous […]
    • Calling All Knitters & Crocheters: Little Hats, Big Hearts Needs Your Help!
      #LittleHatsBigHearts is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s campaign, in connection with The Children’s Heart Foundation, to collect knitted or crocheted red baby hats. The hats will be distributed to babies born in hospitals across the country during February, which is American Heart Month. Last year, we collected over […]
    • Save the Date: 2018 Mid-Atlantic Heart & Stroke Summit
      Save the Date! The Mid-Atlantic Quality Team will be hosting the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Heart & Stroke Quality Summit in Raleigh, NC and are now accepting oral presenter submissions. The conference will be held during the week of April 23-27, 2018 and will include educational opportunities in the areas of Heart Failure, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Cardiac […]
    • Celebrate Policy Wins Across North Carolina!
      There is a lot to celebrate in North Carolina! Our You’re the Cure advocates tirelessly invested their time and energy taking action on important policies. We are happy to report these victories in North Carolina: The state budget included $250,000 to the Department of Agriculture to continue the Healthy Corner Store Initiative. We will continue to […]
    • Hospitals Recognized in US News & World Report
      The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association is honored to recognize a record number of hospitals in the 2017 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Hospitals. The awarded hospitals have exhibited unfaltering commitment to following guidelines shown to improve patient outcomes. See the nationwide […]
    • Go Red For Women at the Legislature
      On June 6, the North Carolina Team hosted 30 advocates and staff for Go Red For Women Day at the Legislature.   Advocates visited every legislative office urging them to support full-funding for a statewide healthy corner store initiative.  Displays were set up to give people the opportunity to take their blood pressure, learn Hands-Only CPR, pick up […]
    • Lemonade Stand Raises Funds for AHA During PGA Championship Golf Tournament
      Colin Shaver, a 13 year old from Charlotte, took advantage of his neighborhood’s proximity to the PGA Championship Golf Tournament to raise funds for AHA.  Colin set out to raise $1,000 in memory of his grandfather who passed away in 2013. Colin and his siblings bypassed their goal of $1,000 and were able to raise $2,300 that they presented to the […]
    • Federal Lobby Day
      On June 26-27, more than 330 American Heart Association volunteers and staff from 46 states trekked to Washington, D.C. as part of the biennial You’re the Cure on the Hill to advocate for the protection of health care coverage, federal research support, and key legislation that will benefit Americans with cardiovascular disease (CVD). Heart disease and […]
    • Patient Support Network is Here to Help
      Facing recovery after a stroke or heart disease diagnosis can be scary, but connecting with others going through similar journeys can help. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association offers a wide range of resources, materials and interactive tools to help you manage your condition and improve your cardiovascular health. The Support […]
    • AHA Study Highlights Health Insurance Expansion
      Care4Carolina (C4C) seeks to strengthen the economic and social well-being of the state by increasing access to affordable, quality healthcare for all North Carolinians.  Betsy Vetter, Regional VP of Government Relations, is chair of the coalition, which is funded by grants from The Cone Health Foundation and the American Heart Association (AHA).  C4C […]
    • Mid-Atlantic Heart and Stroke Quality Summit
      The Mid-Atlantic Quality Team hosted the Inaugural Heart & Stroke Quality Summit in Raleigh, NC during the week of April 24-28, 2017. Over 450 healthcare professionals participated in the week-long event that included educational opportunities in the areas of Heart Failure, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Atrial Fibrillation, Resuscitation and Stroke. In […]
    • Get With The Guidelines®-AFIB, Available at No Cost for 2017
      The American Heart Association is extending the offer to participate in Get With The Guidelines®-AFIB, the newest addition to the American Heart Association’s quality improvement programs, at no cost for 2017. AHA will cover the hospital’s participation fee for the Get With The Guidelines®-AFIB Patient Management Tool (including the […]
    • 2017 Go Red Real Women from MAA
      We are happy to announce that two of the eleven national Go Red For Women 2016 Class of Real Women are from the MAA. Chicarra Jones (37) from Columbia, SC has from high bloodpressure and cholesterol as well as a family history of heart disease and Evelyn McMahon (70) from Raleigh, NC is one of three stroke survivors chosen from across the country for […]
    • MAA becomes first AHA Affiliate to pass CPR legislation in all states!
      We are thrilled to announce that Washington, D.C., joins 34 states in requiring CPR training to graduate high school, making the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate the first in the country to be covered by this life-saving legislation! Nearly 3,000 students graduating each year from Washington, D.C., public and charter schools will now be trained in Hands-Only […]
    • Stroke Research Funding Announcement for North Carolina
      North Carolina’s application to support the first statewide study of comprehensive post-stroke treatment has been selected for funding by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).  This grant will bring $14 million (over five years) to North Carolina to examine whether stroke survivors’ daily functioning and quality of life can be […]