hidden The AHA launches 2nd webinar in a series discussing impact of COVID-19 on communities of color

The AHA launches 2nd webinar in a series discussing impact of COVID-19 on communities of color

Long before the pandemic, systemic challenges have contributed to disparities that impede some people from living long, healthy lives. Your ZIP code should not determine how long you live, but it does. Social factors, which are shaped by the distribution of money, power, and resources, as well as immigration status, occupation, and language preference, have

hidden ICYMI: Eastern States launched a webinar series on the impact of COVID-19 on communities of color

ICYMI: Eastern States launched a webinar series on the impact of COVID-19 on communities of color

On May 15, the Eastern States Community Impact team launched the first webinar of a series designed to discuss the impact of COVID-19 in communities of color. The webinar was offered to health equity leaders nationwide and was attended by approximately 1,035 participants. During the webinar, implications of COVID-19 from the perspective of economics, education,

hidden COVID-19: The Impact on Communities of Color

COVID-19: The Impact on Communities of Color

Updated May 29, 2020 Long before the coronavirus impacted how we live, work, and play, systemic challenges contributed to disparities that impede some people from living long, healthy lives. Your ZIP code should not determine how long you live, but it does. Social factors, which are shaped by the distribution of money, power, and resources,

hidden Area researchers receive awards at Scientific Sessions

Area researchers receive awards at Scientific Sessions

Researchers from Boston, New York, Baltimore and New Haven, Conn., were among those recognized Sunday at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2019 in Philadelphia. The Association’s Scientific Sessions is an annual, premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians. American Heart Association President Dr. Robert A. Harrington presented

hidden Group tackles health disparities in northeastern states

Group tackles health disparities in northeastern states

A consortium that coordinates the efforts of local and regional cardiovascular disease prevention programs helped states achieve major goals for eliminating health disparities, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2019 in Philadelphia. Researchers implemented the Northeast Health Equity Consortium in eight states (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts,

hidden Empowering Entrepreneurs for healthier communities: EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator Finale Event

Empowering Entrepreneurs for healthier communities: EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator Finale Event

We are thrilled to introduce the 2019 EmPOWERED to Serve National Business Accelerator grant recipients!  The October 17th event was hosted in Washington, D.C. at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The top nine candidates presented their innovative concepts and ideas in a shark-tank style program at the event for a chance

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The Fight Worth Fighting

I recently heard a quote that expresses my feelings of 27 years ago, “Numb from my child’s unexpected diagnosis my small voice whispered what are we going to do, and the Mama Bear in me said whatever it takes. And that is why you never mess with a heart mom”. At the age of 17,

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Donna Handley of Hartford HealthCare to Lead Eastern CT Heart Walk Sept. 29th

The American Heart Association, the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces Donna Handley of Hartford HealthCare as chair the 2019 Eastern Connecticut Heart Walk. The annual event will take place on Sunday, September 29 at the Mohegan Reservation in Uncasville.  Handley will lead the organizational and recruitment efforts in