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 [...]

American Heart Association Celebrates 37th Annual Beach Ride

Charleston, SC - This year the American Heart Association celebrated their 37th annual Beach Ride where more than 1,100 horses and riders arrived at Lakewood Camping resort in Myrtle Beach from over 22 states for our 5-day event where they rode to raise awareness, honor loved ones and survivors, and celebrate funds raised to fight heart disease and stroke. One of our volunteers Debby Rose says it’s important for the equestrian community to unite behind this cause. “Because if your heart’s not healthy, it’s like no hoof, no horse - no heart, no life,” says Rose. The event was also the [...]

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 [...]

Community Celebrates a Life Saved by Teaching Hands-Only CPR

Midlands, SC - On October 10, Josh Boyd was playing a pick-up game of basketball with a couple of friends and two members of the Columbia Fire Department.   As an athletic senior at Richland Northeast High School and Quarterback of the football team, no one would have imagined what would happen during the game. After missing a shot and running down the court, Josh collapsed.  Josh wasn’t breathing, and he had no pulse. One of the firefighters started CPR immediately and continued until EMS arrived.  Once at the hospital, the Boyd family learned Josh had experienced a heart attack and [...]

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 [...]

American Heart Association Team Member and Survivor Receives Award for Outstanding Fundraising

Midlands, SC - On Thursday, October 18, Lizzie Smith, Executive Assistant in the Midlands AHA office, was named 2018 Outstanding Rising Star by the Association of Fundraising Professionals SC, Central Carolina Chapter. Lizzie received this award because of her lifelong passion for promoting and supporting heart health.  As a survivor of a congenital heart defect and open-heart surgery at the age of four, she is living the mission of the American Heart Association every day. At just five years old, Lizzie was awarded “Outstanding Little Heart” in 2000 and “Top Fundraiser” in 2004.  Over the nine years post-surgery, Lizzie helped [...]

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