hidden Jay Farmer of JLL and Brigette Perry of Penn Direct, Inc. to Co-Chair the 38th Annual Greater Washington Region Golf Tournament

Jay Farmer of JLL and Brigette Perry of Penn Direct, Inc. to Co-Chair the 38th Annual Greater Washington Region Golf Tournament

The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, welcomes Jay Farmer and Brigette Perry as co-chairs of the 38th annual Greater Washington Region Golf Tournament. Jay Farmer, JLL Jay Farmer currently serves as Executive Managing Director, Brokerage for JLL, a global commercial real estate services firm.  He

hidden Watkins Mill Elementary School receives grant in support of whole-body wellness

Watkins Mill Elementary School receives grant in support of whole-body wellness

Arlington, VA — Reducing sedentary behavior and increasing physical activity is key to immediate and long-term health for children. That is why the American Heart Association, devoted to a world of healthier lives for all, the National Football League (NFL) and the Washington Commanders have awarded a $1,000 grant to Watkins Mill Elementary School in

hidden Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing addresses hypertension through a blood pressure equipment loaner program

Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing addresses hypertension through a blood pressure equipment loaner program

High blood pressure (BP) remains a leading cause of cardiovascular disease, impacting nearly half of U.S. adults, and many people with hypertension do not have it under control. Together with the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH), the Greater Washington Region of the American Heart Association established a systematic community-based BP screening and referral program,

hidden Thousands Step Out to Save and Improve Lives Across the Greater Washington Region

Thousands Step Out to Save and Improve Lives Across the Greater Washington Region

On November 5, an uncharacteristically warm and sunny day, the American Heart Association, Greater Washington Region raised heartbeats and over $1.77 million to save and improve lives across the community during its 2022 Heart Walk. Thousands of friends, teams, coaches and sponsors came together on the National Mall to support lifesaving cardiovascular research, advocacy efforts

hidden DC Go Red for Women Reception unites heart health advocates across the Greater Washington Region

DC Go Red for Women Reception unites heart health advocates across the Greater Washington Region

Since 2004, the Go Red for Women movement has educated millions of women about their greatest health threat: heart disease. Each year, cardiovascular disease causes 1 in 3 deaths among women, but too many remain unaware of their risks. On Thursday, November 17, the American Heart Association is shining a light on the health journey

hidden 35 Greater Washington Region health clinics recognized for efforts to address hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes

35 Greater Washington Region health clinics recognized for efforts to address hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes

Thirty-five health care organizations in the Greater Washington Region are among over 1,300 nationwide recognized through the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Target: BP, Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol (CCCC), and Target: Type 2 Diabetes initiatives. For nearly 100 years, the AHA has been a leading voice and relentless force for a world free of heart disease

hidden 2023 public policy agenda drives equitable health impact in the Greater Washington Region

2023 public policy agenda drives equitable health impact in the Greater Washington Region

For nearly 100 years, the American Heart Association (AHA) has opened doors to equitable health through policy and system changes that save and improve lives. When it comes to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, a lot is at stake, especially in the Greater Washington Region where approximately a quarter of adults have hypertension, one-in-four kids

hidden Howard University student named as 2021-2022 EmPOWERED to Serve Scholar

Howard University student named as 2021-2022 EmPOWERED to Serve Scholar

Written by Shaneta Ford, Health Strategies Intern Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life, and as champions for health equity, the American Heart Association is making that vision a reality. Guided by 10 bold commitments, we are dedicated to removing barriers to health care access and quality and advancing cardiovascular health for