hidden Georgetown University Student Receives $10,000 Grant for Accessible EMT Training Program

Georgetown University Student Receives $10,000 Grant for Accessible EMT Training Program

The 2021 American Heart Association EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ recognized Georgetown University student Cornelia Williams and the DC-area nonprofit EMTomorrow for committing to community transformation and health equity as the second-place, $10,000 grant recipient. A senior studying human science and certified EMT, Cornelia co-founded EMTomorrow in June 2020 to bridge a gap in EMT

hidden

Greater Washington D.C. Community Organizations Receive Funding to Shift Inequitable Health Paradigm

The American Heart Association (AHA), the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, announced four greater Washington region-based organizations will receive $800,000 in funding from the Association’s Bernard J. Tyson Impact Fund to help remove the social and economic impediments to health equity. Contributions from John R. Houston III (posthumous), The

hidden Greater Washington Region Heart Walk Strides Past $1.75 Million

Greater Washington Region Heart Walk Strides Past $1.75 Million

The American Heart Association (AHA) Greater Washington Region raised funds and raised heartbeats for the health and well-being of our community during its 2021 Heart Walk on Saturday, November 6. Friends, teams, coaches and sponsors walked on the National Mall or created their own pop-up start lines to support lifesaving cardiovascular research and advocate for

hidden Washington D.C. Researcher Recognized at Scientific Sessions 2021

Washington D.C. Researcher Recognized at Scientific Sessions 2021

Tiffany M. Powell-Wiley, M.D., M.P.H., FAHA of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute is the 2021 recipient of the American Heart Association’s Population Research Prize to be presented on Sunday, Nov. 14 during the Presidential Session of the Association’s Scientific Sessions 2021. The Population Research Prize recognizes Dr. Powell-Wiley for her outstanding contributions to

hidden New awareness campaign “Stay Fuerte for All” aims to reduce health disparities impacting the Hispanic community across the Greater Washington Region

New awareness campaign “Stay Fuerte for All” aims to reduce health disparities impacting the Hispanic community across the Greater Washington Region

The American Heart Association combats COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and the prevalence of misinformation during Hispanic Heritage Month Arlington, VA — The health, job safety and financial impact of COVID-19 has hit Hispanic Americans hard. In fact, Hispanic peoples are almost 2.5[1] times as likely to have died from COVID-19 than white/ non-Hispanic people, when age

hidden Palliative care for heart failure patients may lower rehospitalization risk and improve outcomes

Palliative care for heart failure patients may lower rehospitalization risk and improve outcomes

New research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association indicates palliative care can significantly lower the risk of rehospitalization and the need for invasive procedures including mechanical ventilation and defibrillator implantation for heart failure patients. Palliative care provides support to patients with chronic conditions to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life. Predominately occurring in the home, it focuses