hidden AHA Philadelphia Increases Access to Healthy Food in Local Neighborhood to Address COVID-19 Hunger Crisis

AHA Philadelphia Increases Access to Healthy Food in Local Neighborhood to Address COVID-19 Hunger Crisis

In Philadelphia, 1 in 5 residents are nutrition insecure, which has detrimental short- and long-term implications on health outcomes, including but not limited to hypertension, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. Exacerbated now by the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an unprecedented need for emergency food relief, especially in neighborhoods that already had high rates of

hidden Pediatric cardiologist to lead virtual walk to support heart health in the Lehigh Valley

Pediatric cardiologist to lead virtual walk to support heart health in the Lehigh Valley

The American Heart Association recently announced Dr. Louis W. Hansrote, medical director at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Cardiac Center in Allentown and chief of pediatric cardiology at Reilley’s Children’s Hospital of the Lehigh Valley, will serve as chairperson of the 2020 Lehigh Valley Heart Walk scheduled as a month-long virtual experience from September 1-30. With

hidden Bethlehem students learn to grow with new school garden

Bethlehem students learn to grow with new school garden

The American Heart Association Lehigh Valley board of directors recently teamed up with the Kellyn Foundation to install raised garden beds at Lincoln Elementary School in Bethlehem, PA. As part of the Garden as a Classroom program, Kellyn facilitates the building of raised bed gardens and ongoing hands-on healthy lifestyle curriculum to provide educational concepts

hidden The AHA, Main Line Health & Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic respond to alarming drop in 9-1-1 calls fueled by COVID-19 fears

The AHA, Main Line Health & Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic respond to alarming drop in 9-1-1 calls fueled by COVID-19 fears

New campaign, Don’t Die of Doubt™, emphasizes symptoms of heart attack and stroke, need to access care by calling 9-1-1 even during pandemic PHILADELPHIA — JULY 17, 2020 — 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)

hidden Caulipower® Donates $1M to the AHA During COVID-19 to Protect At-Risk Families from Food Insecurity and Educate Children About Healthy Home-Grown Product

Caulipower® Donates $1M to the AHA During COVID-19 to Protect At-Risk Families from Food Insecurity and Educate Children About Healthy Home-Grown Product

CAULIPOWER’s donation will deliver 100,000 meals of fresh produce to over 4,500 at-risk families. These are families who are suffering great hardship caused by COVID-19. In addition, the monies will support the development of the AHA’s national Teaching Gardens program. Philadelphia, June 23, 2020 – CAULIPOWER®, makers of America’s #1 better-for-you pizza, announced a $1

hidden AHA Philadelphia and Thomas Jefferson University’s “Rock the Red” Fashion Show Goes Virtual

AHA Philadelphia and Thomas Jefferson University’s “Rock the Red” Fashion Show Goes Virtual

Written in collaboration with Nicole Murphy, program coordinator for the Fashion Design Department at Jefferson University.  Each year, Thomas Jefferson University juniors majoring in fashion design partner with the American Heart Association Philadelphia to create red dresses for a Rock the Red Dress fashion show that’s held during their annual Go Red for Women Luncheon.  Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, this year’s Red Dress fashion show has been canceled, but the outstanding message behind this campaign

hidden Mather’s Dedication to Health Boosting Philadelphia Communities

Mather’s Dedication to Health Boosting Philadelphia Communities

Some people might rest on their laurels after helping get a citywide sugary beverage tax passed that led to sweeping health improvements. Not Dr. Paul Mather. For one thing, the Philadelphia cardiologist remains vigilant about the beverage industry’s efforts to overturn the 3-year-old tax, which research suggests cut adults’ monthly soda consumption by 31% and

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,