hidden Chef Jason Creates Generational Change Through Healthy Eating

Chef Jason Creates Generational Change Through Healthy Eating

Healthy eating starts with healthy food choices, and eating together with your family has been proven to have many benefits beyond a better diet. You don’t need to be a chef to create nutritious, heart-healthy meals your family will love. Throughout May and June, Chef Jason Muckle with CHEW (Cooking for Health Education and Wellness)

hidden American Heart Association Advocates Affect Sustainable Change for the Health of All Virginians

American Heart Association Advocates Affect Sustainable Change for the Health of All Virginians

Because of the dedication of AHA supporters and volunteers statewide, it was a landmark year of public policy achievements for cardiovascular health in the Commonwealth of Virginia. These successes demonstrate that constituents have the power to make significant change when they join in the fight against heart disease and stroke. “As a stroke survivor 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,

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 Tackling Teen Vaping in Henrico

Tackling Teen Vaping in Henrico

The American Heart Association is deeply concerned about the public health crisis facing our country. Our top priority regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) is the health and well-being of all individuals and their families today and in the future, in every community, everywhere. Millions of people are counting on us for science-based information, health resources, community programs

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American Heart Association and Bon Secours Mercy Health screen community members over 4 months to help lower blood pressure

The American Heart Association and local top Heart Walk sponsor, Bon Secours Mercy Health are helping Hampton Roads residents take ownership of their cardiovascular health through hypertension management. On Thursday, February 27th, Bon Secours Mercy Health provided blood pressure screenings for the employees at the City of Suffolk as a kickoff to a 4-month long

hidden Roanoke Heart Ball has Record-Breaking Year!

Roanoke Heart Ball has Record-Breaking Year!

The 2020 Roanoke Heart Ball was not only a lovely event with great attendance, great food, lots of fun and plenty of excitement, but it also became the highest-grossing Heart Ball in event history! Thanks to a perfect storm – great attendance, incredible sponsors and so many generous donations made that night – the 2020

hidden The American Heart Association Partners with Central Virginia Health Services to Improve Chronic Disease Control

The American Heart Association Partners with Central Virginia Health Services to Improve Chronic Disease Control

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are community-based health care providers located in urban, suburban and rural communities that provide care in underserved areas.  FQHCs serve a critical role in the health care safety net by providing comprehensive primary and preventative care regardless of an individuals’ ability to pay. The American Heart Association has partnered with