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,

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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 American Heart Association Delivers “Healing Heart” Cards to Cardiac Patients on Valentine’s Day

American Heart Association Delivers “Healing Heart” Cards to Cardiac Patients on Valentine’s Day

When faced with challenges recovering from heart disease or stroke, it’s important to have emotional support. That’s why volunteers, staff and heart attack survivors visited the advanced heart failure floor of Norfolk Sentara Heart Hospital and the cardiac rehabilitation program at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare in Hampton Roads to deliver “healing heart” cards to cardiac patients

hidden Patients, consumers, and health policy experts advocate at Virginia State Capitol for access to high-quality health insurance coverage, pre-existing conditions protections for all Virginians

Patients, consumers, and health policy experts advocate at Virginia State Capitol for access to high-quality health insurance coverage, pre-existing conditions protections for all Virginians

 Healthy Market VA, a coalition of organizations representing thousands of Virginians with chronic diseases, small business owners, and older adults spoke out on Tuesday, January 28 at the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond to ensure that preserving life-saving patient protections and strengthening Virginia’s health insurance marketplace are top priorities for lawmakers this session. State lawmakers

hidden The American Heart Association and Health Organizations Respond to Governor Northam’s 2021 Budget Tobacco Tax Increase

The American Heart Association and Health Organizations Respond to Governor Northam’s 2021 Budget Tobacco Tax Increase

“The American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Medical Society of Virginia, and Tobacco21.org appreciate the Governor including an increase in funding for tobacco cessation and prevention programs, seeking funding for reinsurance, and including a tobacco tax in his proposed 2021 budget. However, the proposed cigarette tax increase of $0.30 is insignificant

hidden Public Health Organizations Respond to Virginia Governor’s Comments on E-Cigarettes

Public Health Organizations Respond to Virginia Governor’s Comments on E-Cigarettes

The American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Tobacco21.org, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, and Tobacco Free Alliance of Virginia urge the Governor to take immediate action to restrict the sale of all flavored tobacco products including menthol cigarettes; and levy a $1.80 comparable tax on all tobacco products including electronic