hidden Community-wide Check It! Challenge programs in Central New York and Southern Tier see success in first year

Community-wide Check It! Challenge programs in Central New York and Southern Tier see success in first year

Despite a global pandemic, the American Heart Association’s Check It! Challenge is making a difference in the fight to control a silent killer. The association’s first community-wide Check It! Challenge in Central New York and the Southern Tier encouraged participants to regularly check their blood pressure and take steps to lower their numbers. The challenge

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 Southern Tier Stroke Support Group needs your votes for national award

Southern Tier Stroke Support Group needs your votes for national award

A Southern Tier group is a finalist for the American Stroke Association’s Stroke Hero Voters’ Choice Award and needs votes from the community to win. The Southern Tier Support Group is one of 8 finalists. This year, the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted

hidden What you need to know at America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk

What you need to know at America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk

America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk is celebrating 46 years of saving lives. The 2020 America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk will be March 6th and 7th. America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk Weekend events include: The Healthy for Good Expo will be held on Friday, March 6th at Utica College. The Expo will be

hidden American Heart Association helps provide healthy food for Syracuse students and families over winter break

American Heart Association helps provide healthy food for Syracuse students and families over winter break

The American Heart Association, along with several other organizations, provided hundreds of meals for Syracuse students and their families during the school district’s winter break. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the American Heart Association and the Growing Healthy Hearts coalition served students and parents a free, light lunch at one Syracuse City School District elementary

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Governor’s budget needs to include ALL flavored tobacco products

Gov. Cuomo’s call for ending the sale of flavored e-cigarettes doesn’t go far enough, according to the American Heart Association. “We need to protect the health of all New Yorkers by prohibiting the sale of all flavors in all tobacco products,” said Caitlin O’Brien, J.D., New York State Director of Government Affairs for the American