hidden The American Heart Association and Capital Health respond to alarming drop in 9-1-1 calls fueled by COVID-19 fears

The American Heart Association and Capital Health respond to alarming drop in 9-1-1 calls fueled by COVID-19 fears

As COVID-19 cases continue to increase and strain emergency departments nationwide, a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) suggests ER visits in April were down 42 percent compared to the same period last year.[1] Yet, heart attacks and strokes haven’t stopped for COVID-19. To combat this alarming

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Local hospital executive to lead virtual walk to support heart and brain health in Monmouth & Ocean counties

The American Heart Association recently announced Bill Arnold, MHA, President, Southern Region, for RWJBarnabas Health, will serve as chairperson of the 2020 Shoreline Heart Walk scheduled as a virtual event for Sunday, October 25. With the pandemic keeping people at home, the Association is embracing a new approach to keep the Shoreline Heart Walk event

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Quick action saves teen

It was Friday the 13th, and a full moon. That had Arlington High School nurses Maryellen Siegel and Jacqueline Moreira “quaking in our boots,” Siegel said. “We’re not normally superstitious, but we do see differences when there’s a full moon,” she said. Still, it had been a relatively normal September day until some students ran in

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 Be a stroke champion during May, American Stroke Month

Be a stroke champion during May, American Stroke Month

Guest blog by Gina Petrone Mumolie, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President, Hospital Administration, Capital Health and board member for South/Central NJ American Heart Association Capital Health and the American Heart Association are thinking about you during this challenging time.  We hope you are taking all precautions to keep yourself, loved ones and coworkers