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

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 Building an Army of Life Savers in the Latino Community in Richmond, VA

Building an Army of Life Savers in the Latino Community in Richmond, VA

The American Heart Association in Richmond recently teamed up with La Casa de la Salud (LCS) to improve the rate of bystander CPR among the area’s growing Hispanic and Latino community. LCS is a local non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health, well-being and access to resources for this at-risk population. “Latinos and Hispanics are

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

hidden Protect your heart in the heat, Virginia

Protect your heart in the heat, Virginia

With a heat advisory in place over Central Virginia this week, the American Heart Association urges you to take precautions to protect your heart.  With temperatures forecast in the upper 90s, and heat index even higher, it’s important to know that extreme heat can be hard on the heart.As the temperature rises, so can your

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Complete Streets Funding in City of Richmond Promotes Safety and Health

The City of Richmond in Virginia allocated $15 million in their budget to make transportation in the city safer for pedestrians and bicyclists through implementing Complete Streets policies.  “Complete Streets” is a term describing a community that has safe and convenient travel for everyone and for all modes of transportation. Complete streets have safe crosswalks,

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Playground Refresh Creates Healthy Environment for At-Risk Youth in Richmond, VA

The American Heart Association in Richmond recently teamed up with Bank of America and United Way to restore old and install new playground equipment in Mosby Court, one of four public housing communities in Richmond’s East End.  The project also includes the installation of an early learning path.  New playground equipment and the early learning