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 Greensboro, North Carolina where up to two schools will receive $100,000 each in grants and scholarship aid to implement their ideas! This funding opportunity was made possible by the Barbara Houston Historically Black Colleges and Universities Legacy Award and through the [...]

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 abilities prevent them from driving safely. For those people, and others, walkability is the key to mobility, independence, and quality of life. The passage of the General obligation bond this past November, will provide $30 million dollars for investments to [...]

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 evening dinner, held at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts and Culture where five schools were announced to move forward to the EmPOWERED To Serve Urban Health Accelerator-HBCU Showcase event on April 29. The EmPOWERED to Serve [...]

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 Heart Month. This speech educated the County Commissioners and the public about the Go Red for Women campaign and spread awareness about heart disease as the biggest health threat to women. Commissioner Sig Hutchison, longtime supporter of AHA’s policy efforts, [...]

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 cardiac conditions. Formally accredited centers must commit to building a systems of care approach in offering a broad scope of cardiovascular care services that range from prevention strategies to full continuity of care through rehabilitation and recovery after a cardiac [...]

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 health equity in the Triad, N.C. A phenomenal event with the American Heart Association pulling together all our local hospitals to work on improving healthcare in our community!

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