hidden Pittsburgh Pastor Receives Top Grant at the First EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ Faith-Based

Pittsburgh Pastor Receives Top Grant at the First EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ Faith-Based

The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, announced the top awardees of its first-ever EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ Faith-Based hosted by the Eastern States region. The first-place grant of $50,000 was awarded to Pastor Cynthia Wallace of Bible Center Church in the Homewood neighborhood of

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Opportunities missed to protect Maine youth from tobacco and nicotine addiction

American Heart Association disappointed by lack of action The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, issued the following statement from Allyson Perron Drag, government relations director, following the finalized Change Package which stripped tobacco flavors restrictions and did not include critical funding for tobacco prevention

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Maine Heart Walk Director Shares Her Son’s Heart Journey

By Lena Minervino, Maine Heart Walk Director and Henry’s mom Henry has always been different, in a way a parent can never explain. During his annual wellness check I asked his pediatrician to take another listen to his heart. At night, I would put my ear to Henry’s chest and listen – it sounded different

hidden Five Faith-Based Organizations Named as Finalists in the American Heart Association’s First EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ Faith-Based

Five Faith-Based Organizations Named as Finalists in the American Heart Association’s First EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ Faith-Based

Over $105,000 in Grants Will be Awarded to Local Community Leaders Faith-based organizations and places of worship have played an important role during the COVID-19 crisis in our country. These organizations and their volunteers and staff have been on the frontline, mitigating the impact of COVID-19 and providing communities with much needed guidance and support.

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Patients and Public Health Advocates from Across Maine Rally Legislature with Virtual Tobacco Action Day

Lawmakers have opportunity to combat public health impact of COVID-19 by enacting policies proven to reduce and prevent tobacco use, including a tobacco tax increase. On April 13, state legislators heard from cancer and cardiovascular patients, survivors, and public health advocates during Maine’s virtual Tobacco Action Day. Even though the advocates could not travel to

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Changes in health care, education needed to improve LGBT heart health

LGBT adults report experiencing high rates of discrimination in health care settings, according to a 2020 statement released by the American Heart Association. As part of National LGBT Health Awareness Week held March 22-26, 2021, the Association is highlighting the unique factors affecting LGBT health and reiterates the call for policy change within health care

hidden The American Heart Association Launches Funding Initiative Aimed at Supporting Communities through Local Faith Institutions

The American Heart Association Launches Funding Initiative Aimed at Supporting Communities through Local Faith Institutions

Faith-based organizations and places of worship have played an important role during the COVID-19 crisis in our country. These organizations and their volunteers and staff have been on the frontline, mitigating the impact of COVID-19 and providing communities with much needed guidance and support. That is why the American Heart Association’s Eastern States Region is

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Brian Shankey Named American Heart Association’s Executive Director for Northern New England

Brian Shankey recently joined the American Heart Association as Executive Director for Northern New England. He will be responsible for overseeing all fundraising activities and volunteer leadership across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Shankey brings two decades of non-profit leadership, volunteer and staff management, and fundraising experience, most recently serving as Executive Director for the

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Hard Hats with Heart: New Program Supports Construction Industry Employees at Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

According to the American Heart Association, one in 25 construction workers has cardiovascular disease, one in 4 is obese, one in 4 uses tobacco and one in 25 has diabetes. In fact, construction industry workers have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease compared to other industries, based on lifestyle factors such as smoking, poor nutrition,