Join the Urban Health Accelerator – Historically Black College (HCBU) Legacy Kick Off Session!

The Empowered To Serve Summit and 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. Thanks to 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 HBCUs, 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, and [...]

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 Partners and Rose Hoban, a reporter with NC Health News.  The hour-long program allowed Collins to ask the tough questions such as, "Is vaping as dangerous as smoking regular cigarettes?" Guests on the radio show weighed in with their concerns, comments and expertise in order to educate the listeners on [...]

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. She led the group by measuring her blood pressure, weight and BMI. A line of others followed to take control of their own blood pressure. These are the individuals leading the Triangle towards better health. Ceremony attendees included leadership from [...]

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 is proud to be continuing the program in 2019.  For more information about the program in your state see the contact below: Maryland - Faye Brooks, faye.brooks@heart.org Washington, D.C. - Shannon Klosterman, shannon.klosterman@heart.org Virginia - Audry Dubon, audry.dubon@heart.org North Carolina - Kacie Kennedy, kacie.kennedy@heart.org Upstate South [...]

Target: 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 supports ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) for the diagnosis of hypertension by leaving a comment today. The AHA and AMA asked CMS to provide Medicare coverage ABPM for the purposes of hypertension diagnosis.  Last week, CMS officially agreed to consider our request and has opened [...]

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 American Heart Association. The society celebrates individual donors making annual gifts of $5,000 or more to further the American Heart Association’s mission. Lifetime member recognition begins with $500,000 in cumulative commitments. An exceptional community of individuals, Cor Vitae Society members are united by a [...]

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