The American Heart Association is working to improve hypertension across New York State with a brand new event. The virtual Regional Hypertension Summit will bring together health care organizations, medical practices, and health-focused organizations from across New York State to collectively address blood pressure control and recognize Target: BP™ achievements. Target: BP is a national
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
The COVID-19 vaccine can help us all get back to the life we miss so much, but we have to do this together. That’s why the American Heart Association teamed up with other local organizations to help address vaccine hesitancy in Black and Brown Central New Yorkers. The Association’s Syracuse Chapter was recently recognized by
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.
It had been 18 years since Lisa Wiles took a CPR class, but she still knew enough to save her husband’s life. On April 9, 2020, Lisa and her husband Dan Wiles were about to have dinner. Lisa heard Dan exclaim and then start making strange noises. At first, she thought he was choking on
Concerns over nutrition security in the Central New York community have been on the rise since the pandemic, but the problem isn’t new. The American Heart Association worked with Jack and Jill of America, Inc. on a new project, sponsored by National Grid, to help raise awareness about what nutrition security really is. The Nutrition
America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk 2021 is different than ever before, including its Health Expo. Both events are digital this year. The Digital Health Expo Week of Wellness takes place May 10 – May 14, on the Facebook event page for America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk. People who have registered for America’s Greatest
Women have a lot on their plates, and sometimes important self-care can take a back seat to work, family and other obligations. In fact, nearly 50% of adult women have high blood pressure, and nearly three-quarters of those with high blood pressure don’t have it under control. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can significantly increase a
Our community’s health is about more than just our bodies. The American Heart Association is officially launching the STEM Has Heart program to work with students and local leaders to help increase diversity in STEM fields. “The American Heart Association is dedicated to removing the barriers to good health and wellbeing,” said Kristin Rubino, chairwoman
The power of partnerships built on trust, dignity and respect was a key theme during March 17th’s EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ Faith-Based Workshop Zoom webinar, hosted by the American Heart Association (AHA), Eastern States region. “When you see value in people, it affirms that value that is in you,” said Dr. Abraham Shanklin, Jr.