hidden Five Volunteers Recognized for Outstanding Contributions that Save and Improve Lives

Five Volunteers Recognized for Outstanding Contributions that Save and Improve Lives

The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, recently announced the recipients of this year’s Eastern States Volunteer Awards. Five outstanding Greater Washington Region volunteer leaders were honored because of their commitment to the cause and extraordinary collaborative achievement to advance the organization’s mission to

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 Back to its Roots: The 33rd Running of Lawyers Have Heart Takes it Back to its Inaugural Location and a New Scenic Course

Back to its Roots: The 33rd Running of Lawyers Have Heart Takes it Back to its Inaugural Location and a New Scenic Course

Lawyers Have Heart brings together runners and walkers — of all ages and levels of experience — to raise funds for the American Heart Association (AHA) for groundbreaking research, , experience the mission through movement, and raise awareness of the prevention of heart disease and stroke and the link between physical activity and stress reduction.

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 John D. Jenkins Elementary School Receives Grant for Health Resources

John D. Jenkins Elementary School Receives Grant for Health Resources

Kids Heart Challenge and American Heart Challenge grant allow school to target whole-body wellness in support of physical and emotional health  The American Heart Association’s school-based youth programs, Kids Heart Challenge™ and American Heart Challenge™, awarded $1292 to the John D. Jenkins Elementary School in Woodbridge, VA to purchase hand weights and yoga mats for

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