hidden Get those Steps in  with the National Walking Day  Virtual Step Challenge!

Get those Steps in with the National Walking Day Virtual Step Challenge!

While the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to change our schedules and routines, we are undeterred in our mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. The health and well-being of our community, our families, friends and loved ones near and far are paramount – today, tomorrow and always. With many workers practicing

hidden Volunteer Spotlight: Joy Jumps for the Heart

Volunteer Spotlight: Joy Jumps for the Heart

As a playwright and author, the fantasy worlds that Joy Jones creates have always intersected with her real one. When she first wrote a play where the main character organizes team of adult double- dutch jumpers, the response was clear- people wanted to see Joy bring her idea to life. In 2004, DC Retro Jumpers

hidden The American Heart Association Partners with Central Virginia Health Services to Improve Chronic Disease Control

The American Heart Association Partners with Central Virginia Health Services to Improve Chronic Disease Control

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are community-based health care providers located in urban, suburban and rural communities that provide care in underserved areas.  FQHCs serve a critical role in the health care safety net by providing comprehensive primary and preventative care regardless of an individuals’ ability to pay. The American Heart Association has partnered with

hidden Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can’t Lose: #DCHeartBall is the Main Event of Heart Month

Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can’t Lose: #DCHeartBall is the Main Event of Heart Month

Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can’t Lose: #DCHeartBall is the Main Event of Heart Month Sports greats featured as part of the American Heart Association’s relentless pursuit of health and well-being The Greater Washington Heart Ball (#DCHeartBall) is back at the Mandarin Oriental hotel. As American Heart Month comes to an end, the American Heart Association

hidden Patients, consumers, and health policy experts advocate at Virginia State Capitol for access to high-quality health insurance coverage, pre-existing conditions protections for all Virginians

Patients, consumers, and health policy experts advocate at Virginia State Capitol for access to high-quality health insurance coverage, pre-existing conditions protections for all Virginians

 Healthy Market VA, a coalition of organizations representing thousands of Virginians with chronic diseases, small business owners, and older adults spoke out on Tuesday, January 28 at the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond to ensure that preserving life-saving patient protections and strengthening Virginia’s health insurance marketplace are top priorities for lawmakers this session. State lawmakers

hidden Greater Washington Region Youth Mobilize to End Vaping

Greater Washington Region Youth Mobilize to End Vaping

The American Heart Association, Greater Washington Region is proud to partner with The Teen Age Group (TAG) of Greater Suburban Maryland’s Jack & Jill of America Inc.  to raise awareness on the dangers of vaping through the #QuitLying campaign and the launch of their own PSA campaign, “No Smoke.” The “No Smoke” Vaping PSA Release

hidden The American Heart Association and Health Organizations Respond to Governor Northam’s 2021 Budget Tobacco Tax Increase

The American Heart Association and Health Organizations Respond to Governor Northam’s 2021 Budget Tobacco Tax Increase

“The American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Medical Society of Virginia, and Tobacco21.org appreciate the Governor including an increase in funding for tobacco cessation and prevention programs, seeking funding for reinsurance, and including a tobacco tax in his proposed 2021 budget. However, the proposed cigarette tax increase of $0.30 is insignificant

hidden Public Health Organizations Respond to Virginia Governor’s Comments on E-Cigarettes

Public Health Organizations Respond to Virginia Governor’s Comments on E-Cigarettes

The American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Tobacco21.org, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, and Tobacco Free Alliance of Virginia urge the Governor to take immediate action to restrict the sale of all flavored tobacco products including menthol cigarettes; and levy a $1.80 comparable tax on all tobacco products including electronic