hidden AHA President Draws on Organization’s Past at International Stroke Conference to Show Path to the Future

AHA President Draws on Organization’s Past at International Stroke Conference to Show Path to the Future

When the American Heart Association was founded in 1924, among the first challenges the new organization faced was a different infectious illness than the one society faces today: streptococcal disease. Children suffering from rheumatic fever occupied almost a quarter of pediatric beds. While doctors and nurses cared for them, the Heart Association worked to educate

hidden AHA CEO Nancy Brown Opens International Stroke Conference with $230 Million Commitment to Heart and Brain Health

AHA CEO Nancy Brown Opens International Stroke Conference with $230 Million Commitment to Heart and Brain Health

“We’ve put ourselves on the clock. We aim to achieve measurable results by our 100th anniversary in 2024.” These words from American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown during the opening session of the 46th International Stroke Conference truly set the tone for the meetings. The conference, the world’s premier meeting dedicated to the science and

hidden Simple Cooking With Heart Teaches Skills and Healthy Habits

Simple Cooking With Heart Teaches Skills and Healthy Habits

Throughout December, the American Heart Association, Richmond Public Schools Engagement Office, and Chef Ray Britt brought together students from Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School at the Market at 25th to ignite a passion for cooking. Through hands-on cooking experience, students increase their knowledge and healthy cooking habits, empowering them and their families to live

hidden Chef Jason Creates Generational Change Through Healthy Eating

Chef Jason Creates Generational Change Through Healthy Eating

Healthy eating starts with healthy food choices, and eating together with your family has been proven to have many benefits beyond a better diet. You don’t need to be a chef to create nutritious, heart-healthy meals your family will love. Throughout May and June, Chef Jason Muckle with CHEW (Cooking for Health Education and Wellness)

hidden American Heart Association Advocates Affect Sustainable Change for the Health of All Virginians

American Heart Association Advocates Affect Sustainable Change for the Health of All Virginians

Because of the dedication of AHA supporters and volunteers statewide, it was a landmark year of public policy achievements for cardiovascular health in the Commonwealth of Virginia. These successes demonstrate that constituents have the power to make significant change when they join in the fight against heart disease and stroke. “As a stroke survivor and

hidden Tackling Teen Vaping in Henrico

Tackling Teen Vaping in Henrico

The American Heart Association is deeply concerned about the public health crisis facing our country. Our top priority regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) is the health and well-being of all individuals and their families today and in the future, in every community, everywhere. Millions of people are counting on us for science-based information, health resources, community programs