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 AHA Philadelphia Increases Support for Local Residents During COVID-19

AHA Philadelphia Increases Support for Local Residents During COVID-19

COVID-19 has exacerbated systemic challenges that contribute to inequitable health outcomes in Philadelphia.  During these difficult times, the American Heart Association continues its efforts to improve access to healthy foods and quality clinical care for Philadelphia residents as part of an overall strategy to address social influencers of health. Through partnerships with local organizations, the

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 American Heart Association & Community Partners Respond to Food Insecurity in Philadelphia Caused by COVID-19 Crisis

American Heart Association & Community Partners Respond to Food Insecurity in Philadelphia Caused by COVID-19 Crisis

COVID-19 has created an unprecedented need for emergency food relief and the American Heart Association Philadelphia is working with local community partners to quickly assess and address the needs of the city’s most vulnerable populations. While many food pantries have meal service support from food providers, many sites lack the infrastructure (i.e. freezers) to store

hidden Philadelphia Heart Ball Honors Football Hall of Famer for Foundation’s Community Impact Work

Philadelphia Heart Ball Honors Football Hall of Famer for Foundation’s Community Impact Work

On Saturday, February 22, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum was transformed into a special night of community and philanthropy for the 63rd Annual Philadelphia Heart Ball. This year, the Heart of Philadelphia honor was awarded to former Philadelphia Eagles safety and Pro Football Hall of Famer Brian Dawkins and his wife, Connie for their substantial

hidden Philadelphia’s Second CPR Kiosk Installed at Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

Philadelphia’s Second CPR Kiosk Installed at Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

CPR saves lives. When administered immediately after cardiac arrest, a person’s chance of survival can double or triple. However, 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed. Earlier this month, American Heart Association Philadelphia

hidden Philadelphia Magazine Celebrates American Heart Month

Philadelphia Magazine Celebrates American Heart Month

Each February, #PhillyGoesRed to celebrate American Heart Month and raise awareness about the No. 1 killer of women – heart disease. Through the American Heart Association’s partnership with Philadelphia magazine, heart disease survivors, dedicated volunteers, relentless leaders and community advocates tell their inspiring stories through the pages of the magazine’s Go Red for Women edition.