Connecticut

    • Middletown Health Department and the American Heart Association Establish the Check, Yourself – Community Blood Pressure Initiative
      The Middletown Health Department is working with the American Heart Association to address the high rates of hypertension and risks for cardiovascular disease for the city’s seniors, unhoused, and veteran populations with the Check, Yourself program. The program is part of a nationwide initiative that is working to drive sustainable changes that are […]
    • Connecticut elementary school receives grant for sports equipment
      Over 60 schools receive financial grants for student health and wellbeing resources including the Northend Elementary School in New Britain Kids Heart Challenge and American Heart Challenge grants allow schools to target whole-body wellness in support of physical and emotional health. To help students perform better in the classroom and drive long term […]
    • Celebrate National Wear Red Day and American Heart Month in February
        National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 2, 2024. Together, we can continue to wear red, share and rock our red, all to help save more lives.   The Nation Goes Red in February From landmarks to online communities, neighborhoods to news anchors, this annual groundswell unites millions of people for a common goal: the eradication of heart […]
    • Connecticut Cardiologist awarded with the Leadership Legacy Award for impactful work
      The American Heart Association proudly recognizes Dr. Seth Lapuk with the Leadership Legacy Award in Connecticut. The Leadership Legacy Award is an award which recognizes current and alumni volunteers for exceptional service and contributions over a significant period of time. Dr. Lapuk began his involvement with the American Heart Association as a […]
    • S&S Worldwide supports heart and brain health through American Heart Association’s Life Is Why campaign
      Shoppers can support the life-saving work of the American Heart Association online S&S Worldwide, Inc. is proud to support the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, through Life Is Why™, a cause marketing campaign benefitting the American Heart Association. Life Is Why […]
    • November is Eat Smart Month and balance is key
      By Guest Blogger: Courtney Bertrand What does it mean to “eat smart”? To eat smart is to adapt to a healthy diet that adheres to all of the essential food groups. The essential food groups include: Protein Whole grains Fruits Vegetables Healthy fats (good fats include vegetable oils (such as olive, canola, sunflower, soy, and corn), nuts, seeds, and […]
    • American Heart Association Announces Chelsea Reis as Development Director
      The American Heart Association is proud to announce Chelsea Reis as Development Director in the Greater New Haven region. The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke funding innovative research, fighting for stronger public health policies, and providing […]
    • Dr. Lee Schwamm of Yale School of Medicine receives the 2023 Chairman’s Award
      The American Heart Association will present its 2023 Chairman’s Award to Lee H. Schwamm, M.D., FAHA, of the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Schwamm will be recognized during the presidential session on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023 at the Association’s Scientific Sessions 2023. The meeting, to be held in Philadelphia, Saturday, Nov. 11 through Monday, Nov. 13, is […]
    • 2024 Greater New Haven Heart Walk Leadership Announced
      Lou Gianquinto, President, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut and Paul Marchetti, President, CarelonRx to Co-Chair Greater New Haven Heart Walk The American Heart Association, the largest voluntary health organization fighting cardiovascular diseases, announces Lou Gianquinto, President of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut […]
    • Co-Chairs of the 2024 Greater New Haven Go Red for Women Event from the Heart and Vascular Center at Yale New Haven Health announced
      2024 STEM event to benefit young girls to take place in April The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization devoted to world of healthier lives for all, is pleased to announce co-chairs for the 2024 New Haven Go Red for Women event. Francine LoRusso, senior vice president Operations and executive director for Yale New Haven […]
    • Executive Director shares the impact made in Connecticut over the past year
      Dear Friends, What an amazing year we had together creating heathier lives throughout Connecticut! I am honored to serve alongside our talented staff, passionate Board of Directors, community leaders and supporters to address barriers to health equity and bring the American Heart Association’s mission to life, to be a relentless force for a world of […]
    • Duby McDowell announced as the 2024 Chair of the Greater Hartford Go Red for Women Luncheon as the American Heart Association Celebrates its Centennial Year
      STEM Goes Red event to educate high school students set to take place April 2024 The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, announces it will host its Annual Greater Hartford Go Red for Women Luncheon on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at the Connecticut Convention Center.  The […]
    • Eastern Connecticut Heart Walk to take place at new location October 1
      Andrew Bond of Electric Boat to Chair Heart Walk for a second year The American Heart Association announces that the 2023 Eastern Connecticut Heart Walk to take place on October 1 at its new location, University of Connecticut, Avery Point campus. The annual event will be chaired for a second year by Andrew Bond of General Dynamics Electric Boat. […]
    • Award winning news journalists announced as 2023 Greater Hartford Heart Walk co-chairs
      The American Heart Association announces Dennis House, evening news anchor and host of “This Week in Connecticut with Dennis House”, and Kara Sundlun, author and WFSB-TV 3 Chief Digital Anchor and Co-Host of Great Day Connecticut, will serve as co-chairs of the 2023 Hartford Heart Walk. The 32nd annual Hartford Heart Walk will take place on […]
    • 22 hospitals in Connecticut recognized for efforts to improve outcomes for Americans with heart disease and stroke
      The American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® initiative promotes up-to-date, research-based guidelines to ensure all patients have access to lifesaving care Twenty-two hospitals in Connecticut are among the 2,600 nationwide that participate in the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® initiative to improve outcomes for […]
    • The American Heart Association appoints Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez to the Connecticut Board of Directors
      The American Heart Association is excited to welcome Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, Ed.D as a member to the Connecticut Board of Directors. In her role, Dr. Torres-Rodriguez will help the association in building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, through oversight of local revenue generation and health impact activities. The […]
    • American Heart Association names incoming Board President
      Dr. Robert W. Elder of Yale New Haven Health to provide leadership to Connecticut Board of Directors Robert W. Elder, MD, a cardiologist who is a specialist in adult congenital heart disease and pediatric cardiology, of Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital and Yale New Haven Hospital Heart and Vascular Center has been named President of the Connecticut […]
    • Katie didn’t want to live if she couldn’t sing
      My story begins when I was 15. One night I randomly began hyperventilating and couldn’t stop. My mom had me breathe into a paper bag to try and stop it, but it didn’t work – nothing seemed to work. Eventually I agreed to go to the hospital. While we were in route, I started losing feeling in my extremities and eventually it went up to my face. I told […]
    • It was a day like any other, until it wasn’t
      February 6th, 2020 was a regular Thursday. When I woke up that morning, I was a 52-year-old husband, father and lawyer. Married to Marni for nearly 29 years at that time, with one son in college and another in middle school; and practicing at the same law firm for 28 years. I was also a runner – generally running 3-4 times a week, and about ten […]
    • Free COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccines available at upcoming community event at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Middletown
       Community Wellness Day event on May 23rd is free for all to attend With support from the American Heart Association and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, community organizations are offering free COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccines at a Middletown health and wellness event. The Community Wellness Day will take place on Tuesday, May 23rd […]
    • Learn the signs of stroke F.A.S.T. in May during American Stroke Month
      Liana Rodriguez had a stroke at age 20. Read her full story below. A stroke can happen to anyone at any point in their lifetime. May is American Stroke Month and the American Stroke Association wants you to know how to reduce your stroke risk and learn the signs everyone should know to spot a stroke F.A.S.T. Heart disease and stroke are leading causes […]
    • ElyseRyan Jewelry supports heart and brain health through American Heart Association’s Life Is Why campaign
      Shoppers can support the life-saving work of the American Heart Association online ElyseRyan Jewelry is proud to support the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, through Life Is Why™, a cause marketing campaign benefitting the American Heart Association. Life Is Why inspires […]
    • Annual Fairfield County Heart Walk & 5K Run is back at Sherwood Island on May 20th
      Co-Chairs announced as 2023 leadership of Heart Walk The American Heart Association, the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, is once again hosting its annual Fairfield County Heart Walk and 5K Run at Sherwood Island State Park on May 20th.  The event will be led by 2023 co-chairs, Dr. Chris […]
    • By the Grace of God
      My story begins on January 14, 2018. I was at work and not feeling that great, so I decided to go to my local urgent care after work. My arms were a little sore and I had a headache. I just didn’t feel good.  They took my blood pressure, my vitals, and said that everything looked okay. I had a little bit of heartburn, but no other symptoms. I brushed […]
    • Connecticut is encouraged to learn CPR and Wear Red during American Heart Month
      February is American Heart Month and National Wear Red Day is February 3rd. Let’s all GO RED to raise awareness of women’s heart health! We are some ways that we can all Go Red! Wear Red: Wear a favorite red outfit or accessory on February 3. Share Support on Social: Inform followers why you’re wearing red (with hashtags: #WearRedDay + […]
    • Dr. Howard L. Haronian of Hartford HealthCare appointed to Connecticut Board of Directors
      The American Heart Association is excited to welcome Howard L. Haronian, MD, FACC as a member to the Connecticut Board of Directors. In his role, Dr. Haronian will help the association in building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, through oversight of local revenue generation and health impact activities. The American Heart […]
    • Greater Hartford connects at signature event to support heart disease and stroke fundraiser
      Hartford Go Red for Women Luncheon led by Haley Sofiane Chief Operating Officer of CareCentrix® The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, announces it will host its eighteenth annual Greater Hartford Go Red for Women Luncheon on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at the Connecticut […]
    • Holiday stress? Try our top 5 tips for a healthy holiday season
      If the holidays sometimes leave you feeling overwhelmed and out of control, you’re not alone. And if the Grinch has stolen your spirit and good intentions, try some of these tips to reclaim your ho-ho-ho and stay happy and healthy. 1. Keep up healthy habits. Make a pact with yourself during the holidays. For example, decide that you’ll move more and do […]
    • New Haven Go Red for Women returns to in-person event
      Dr. Lisa Freed of the Heart and Vascular Center at Yale New Haven Health leads the American Heart Association’s Feb. 8 Go Red evening event The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, announces that the 2023 New Haven Go Red for Women event will take place in person on Wednesday, […]
    • Lou Gianquinto, President, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut to Chair New Haven Heart Walk for Second Year
      35th annual event to take place May 6 at Savin Rock in West Haven The American Heart Association, the largest voluntary health organization fighting cardiovascular diseases, announces Lou Gianquinto, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut, is serving as chair of the Greater New Haven Heart Walk for the second year in a row.  The […]
    • Two volunteers awarded with the Leadership Legacy Award for impactful work
      The American Heart Association proudly recognizes Dr. Joonun (Chris) Choi and Sarah Yeager with the Leadership Legacy Award in Connecticut. The Leadership Legacy Award is a national award which recognizes current and alumni volunteers for exceptional service and contributions over a significant period of time. Dr. Choi began his involvement with the […]
    • American Heart Association Names New Executive Director in Westchester & Fairfield Counties
      New executive comes home to New York to fight heart disease and stroke Amanda Palumbo, a Hudson Valley native, has been named the Executive Director of the American Heart Association (AHA) in Westchester & Fairfield, CT Counties. Ms. Palumbo’s primary responsibilities will include identifying, recruiting and engaging strong volunteer leadership; […]
    • Liana’s long day
      It was August 27, 2022, and I had decided to go to work early that morning so I could avoid the heat since it was going to be in the mid-nineties. I was working at a Lowes and had a lot of flower shipments to unpack and put out before my shift was over. Throughout the workday I had a headache, but really didn’t think much of it. I drank some water […]
    • American Heart Association adds sleep to cardiovascular health checklist
      American Heart Association and CareCentrix create Community Conversation: Getty to the Heart of Sleep Across a Woman’s Life Stages. Click HERE to watch. American Heart Association Presidential Advisory  Sleep duration is now considered an essential component for ideal heart and brain health. Life’s Essential 8™ cardiovascular health score […]
    • Working with Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church to address hypertension in the community
      The American Heart Association (AHA) is working with Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church to improve the health and well-being of Middletown community members by addressing hypertension, also known as high blood pressure. Hypertension, often called “the silent killer,” is one of the most common health conditions and a key risk factor for heart […]
    • Sharing the impact made in Connecticut
      Dear Friends and Supporters, It has been an honor serving these past eight months as Executive Director in Connecticut alongside our incredible Board of Directors, dedicated volunteers and amazing staff. Thanks to their wonderful support and leadership, we have continued to expand our important lifesaving work throughout Connecticut. From our homes and […]
    • Consolidated School of New Fairfield receives grant
      Kids Heart Challenge and American Heart Challenge grant allow schools to target whole-body wellness in support of physical and emotional health  New Fairfield, CT— The American Heart Association’s school-based youth programs, Kids Heart Challenge™ and American Heart Challenge™, awarded $1,772.10 to Consolidated School in New Fairfield for fitness […]
    • Stanley Black & Decker executive to chair Greater Hartford Heart Walk for second year
      Heart Walk to take place at Bushnell Park October 15 The American Heart Association (AHA), the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces Russ Mills, vice president, Analytics & Business Transformation, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., as chair of the 2022 Greater Hartford Heart Walk. […]
    • New leaders and member named to CT regional board of directors
      Two area executives are stepping up to lead the American Heart Association in Connecticut. Russ Mills, vice president, Analytics & Business Transformation, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., will serve as Connecticut board chair and Maureen Boyle-Henninger, client executive, National Accounts, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield will serve as […]
    • Andrew Bond named chair of the 2022 Eastern Connecticut Heart Walk
      The American Heart Association, the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces Andrew Bond of General Dynamics Electric Boat as chair of the 2022 Eastern Connecticut Heart Walk. The annual event will take place on Sunday, October 2 at Rocky Neck State Park. Bond will lead the organizational […]
    • Yale New Haven Health Heart and Vascular Center and the American Heart Association to launch Barbershop Blood Pressure Program in New Haven
      The American Heart Association (AHA), dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities and the Heart and Vascular Center of Yale New Haven Health (YNHHS) are working together to make a sustainable impact on the cardiovascular health, specifically hypertension, in the most impacted communities in New Haven, Connecticut. In New Haven County, 26% […]
    • American Heart Association Announces Scott Selig as Development Director
      The American Heart Association (AHA) is proud to announce Scott Selig as Development Director of Greater Hartford and Eastern Connecticut Heart Challenge. The AHA is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke funding innovative research, fighting for stronger public health policies, and […]
    • Connecticut executives and companies make bold commitments to heart and brain health
      The American Heart Association Founders Day renews commitment to equitable health  On the ninety-eighth anniversary of the founding of the American Heart Association (AHA), Connecticut leaders are making bold commitments to stand with the Association as it drives toward its 2024 Impact Goal which is focused on improving cardiovascular health for all […]
    • American Heart Association applauds Connecticut legislators passing tobacco cessation and prevention funding
      The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, applauds the Connecticut state legislature for recently passing substantial and sustained funding for tobacco control programs. The final state budget includes $12 M annual funding for educating about the harms of tobacco use, to help […]
    • Working together to make a sustainable impact in Connecticut
      The American Heart Association (AHA), the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, is heading into its second year with Yale New Haven Health (YNHHS) Heart and Vascular Center to make a sustainable impact on the cardiovascular health, and specifically blood pressure, in the most vulnerable communities in […]
    • American Heart Association Announces Anthony Scavo of PwC as 2022 Fairfield County Heart Walk Chair
      Heart Walk is Back in Person at Sherwood Island State Park The American Heart Association (AHA), the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces Anthony Scavo, Director at PwC, as chair of the 2022 Fairfield County Heart Walk and 5k Run. As chair, Anthony Scavo will lead the organizational […]
    • Biological clock shock? “Springing forward” may have drawbacks for heart health
      The American Heart Association cites studies showing increase in heart, stroke incidents associated with change to daylight saving time  According to the American Heart Association, scientific research supports the view that losing an hour of much needed sleep may not be the only thing to dread about “springing forward” when clocks move up for daylight […]
    • Lynne’s Story
      This Survivor Spotlight is presented by Saint Francis Hospital – a member of Trinity Health of New England When asked to share my “survivor story” frankly, it took me by surprise as I don’t think of myself as a survivor. At least this definition of survivor: a person remaining alive after an event in which others could have died. I underwent a heart […]
    • Briana’s Story
      This Survivor Spotlight is presented by Saint Francis Hospital – a member of Trinity Health of New England Briana Visone grew up knowing she had a heart murmur. However, her doctors were never concerned enough to seek further explanation. It was not until 2013 when Briana switched to a new physician that it was questioned. She was sent for an […]
    • Dawn’s Story
      This Survivor Spotlight is Presented by Saint Francis Hospital – a member of Trinity Health Of New England I was born with pulmonary stenosis, which is a defective pulmonary valve. I wasn’t expected to live long, never mind play sports like I did growing up. But because I have had the best doctors, and the best mother anyone could ask for, […]
    • Connecticut Woman joins national American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® 2022 class of Real Women survivors
      Local heart survivor is reclaiming her rhythm in her recovery from cardiovascular disease  During American Heart Month and to inspire women to ‘Reclaim Your Rhythm,’ the American Heart Association, announced 12 heart disease and stroke survivors who are sharing their stories as part of the Association’s Go Red for Women® movement.  Claudia Norman a New […]
    • Brain images show less injury and look healthier in adults with heart-healthy lifestyle
      On imaging tests, brains were larger and showed fewer signs of injury in early to late middle-aged adults (ages 40-69 years) who had nearly ideal cardiovascular health, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2022, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians […]
    • American Heart Association Announces Adria Giordano as Connecticut Executive Director
      The American Heart Association (AHA) is proud to announce Adria Giordano as the Executive Director in Connecticut. The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke funding innovative research, fighting for stronger public health policies, and providing critical tools […]
    • Connecting to Support Women’s Heart Health on February 10th
      Dr. Lisa Freed of the Heart and Vascular Center at Yale New Haven Health to lead the February 10 American Heart Association’s digital Go Red New Haven The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, announces the return of its annual Go Red New Haven event as a digital experience to […]
    • Go Red for Women® Luncheon: Greater Hartford women reconnect in person to support heart disease and stroke fundraiser
      American Heart Association’s 18th annual luncheon event returns to Hartford lead by Lori Groth of Stanley Black & Decker After nearly two years away from in person Go Red for Women luncheons, today the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, announced the 2022 Hartford Go Red […]
    • Heart attack deaths more likely during winter holiday season than any other time of year
      The American Heart Association suggests ways to prepare for heart healthy holidays in order to avoid heart attacks Scientific research over time has shown an uptick in cardiac events during the winter holiday season, and more people die from heart attacks between December 25th  and January 1st  than at any other time of the year. The American Heart […]
    • Lou Gianquinto, President, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut to Chair New Haven Heart Walk
      2022 Heart Walk to take place in person at Savin Rock in West Haven The American Heart Association (AHA), the largest voluntary health organization fighting cardiovascular diseases, announces Lou Gianquinto, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut, is serving as chair of the New Haven Heart Walk, which will return in person at […]
    • Hispanic adults with peripheral artery disease access inpatient care most often via the ER
      Hispanics adults hospitalized for treatment of symptoms of peripheral artery disease (PAD) were more likely to access this care by going to the emergency room (ER), and they experienced longer and more expensive hospitalizations than non-Hispanic white patients with PAD, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart […]
    • American Heart Association Announces Stanley Black & Decker Executive as 2021 Greater Hartford Heart Walk Chair
      Hartford Heart Walk is Back in Person at Bushnell Park, October 23rd! The American Heart Association (AHA), the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces Russ Mills, VP Transformation & Integration Office, Stanley Black & Decker, as chair of the 2021 Greater Hartford Heart Walk. […]
    • LAWRENCE + MEMORIAL PRESIDENT SUPPORTING EASTERN CONNECTICUT HEART WALK
      The American Heart Association (AHA), the largest voluntary health organization fighting cardiovascular diseases, announces the Eastern Connecticut Heart Walk is back in-person at Rocky Neck State Park on Saturday, October 2, presented by Lawrence + Memorial Hospital. Patrick L. Green, president and CEO, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, is serving as […]
    • Kids Heart Challenge and American Heart Challenge grants allow schools to target whole-body wellness in support of physical and emotional health
      The American Heart Association’s school-based youth programs, Kids Heart Challenge™ and American Heart Challenge™, awarded 52 elementary, middle and high schools across the country through annual grant program which funds resources to extend or support school wellness programs. Locally, Waterbury’s Children’s Community School will receive $2,856 […]
    • American Heart Association Names Incoming Board President
      Joonun (Chris) Choi, MD, Director of Non-Invasive Cardiology at Stamford Health, has been named incoming President of the Connecticut Board of Directors of the American Heart Association (AHA). Dr. Choi will serve a two-year term. Dr. Choi began his involvement with the American Heart Association serving on the AHA New York City Fellows Committee in […]
    • Pittsburgh Pastor Receives Top Grant at the First EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ Faith-Based
      The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, announced the top awardees of its first-ever EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ Faith-Based hosted by the Eastern States region. The first-place grant of $50,000 was awarded to Pastor Cynthia Wallace of Bible Center Church in the […]
    • American Heart Association and Yale New Haven Health Address Needs of CT Communities in Pursuit of Health Equity
      The American Heart Association (AHA), the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, is taking an integrated approach with Yale New Haven Health (YNHHS) Heart and Vascular Center to make a sustainable impact on the cardiovascular health, and specifically blood pressure, in the most vulnerable communities in […]
    • Ken Knew He Had to Save His Own Life
      The last straw was being kicked out of a weight loss study because my blood pressure was too high. It was the final low in a series of them. My doctor said “You’re a ticking timebomb,” my offer to donate blood was declined because my blood pressure diastolic was over 100, and I endured a “walk of shame” at an amusement park because I couldn’t fit on a […]
    • Five Faith-Based Organizations Named as Finalists in the American Heart Association’s First EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ Faith-Based
      Over $105,000 in Grants Will be Awarded to Local Community Leaders Faith-based organizations and places of worship have played an important role during the COVID-19 crisis in our country. These organizations and their volunteers and staff have been on the frontline, mitigating the impact of COVID-19 and providing communities with much needed guidance […]
    • Wilton Teen Chosen to Lead Fund Raising Campaign in Connecticut
      Lillie Shipman of Wilton has been nominated to become part of the American Heart Association Teen of Impact campaign in Connecticut. Lillie is the daughter of Frank and Haylee Shipman and is a Junior at the Wooster School in Danbury. The newest program of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement, Teen of Impact provides teens with an […]
    • Dr. Keith Churchwell Honored for Contribution of National Significance
      Dr. Keith Churchwell will receive the Award of Meritorious Achievement from the American Heart Association. For Dr. Keith Churchwell, a cardiologist and president of Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut, COVID-19 is “telling us a lot about ourselves.” The longtime hospital administrator and American Heart Association volunteer leader […]
    • 2021 New Haven Heart Walk Healthy For Good™ Lifestyle Change Award Winners Announced
      The American Heart Association recently announced its 2021 Healthy For Good™ Lifestyle Change Award winners, sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. This annual recognition celebrates individuals who have made positive changes to improve the quality of their health. The three winners were chosen for their achievements and were recognized during the […]
    • The Greater Waterbury community is uniting this May to battle stroke and pedal their way towards better brain health for all
      Local hosts Waterbury Hospital and Ion bank are encouraging businesses and Connecticut residents to join them in getting more active and stroke-aware during National Stroke Month and Connecticut’s 2nd annual CycleNation fundraising and fitness campaign, April 27 through May 27th. Stroke remains the No. 5 killer, and the leading cause of disability in […]
    • Join Our Heart Walk with these Helpful Tips!
      Participating in the Heart Walk is about coming together, getting hearts pumping, honoring survivors, raising lifesaving funds – and having fun along the way. This year the Heart Walk more than one day. It is about the teams coming together in the weeks leading up to event day and celebrating what they have accomplished to impact the health of their […]
    • Lovies Journey to a New Heart
      These last five years I have been on a journey in which it seems that God has been preparing me for. It seems that he has been getting me ready for something greater that I cannot explain. This journey, although I didn’t know it at the time, would change my life forever. Never has my faith been tested as it was in 2013. I was experiencing dizziness, […]
    • American Heart Association Announces 2021 Women of Distinction Award Recipient
      Sandi Markey honored with award during the Hartford Go Red For Women Digital Event Women throughout Connecticut are making a difference in their communities with exceptional contributions in all aspects of life, including the health and well-being of others. Since 2018, the American Heart Association (AHA) has honored one Connecticut woman representing […]
    • American Heart Association and Yale New Haven Health to Host Blood Pressure Symposium to Improve Community Health
      Target: BP initiative to help physicians, care teams and patients achieve better blood pressure control in accordance with current AHA guidelines In New Haven County, 26% of adults live with high blood pressure and in underserved communities that number climbs to 29.42%. That is why the American Heart Association (AHA) is working with the Heart and […]
    • Greater Hartford Go Red Digital Event to Feature Keynote By Dot-Marie Jones
      Hartford Go Red Digital Event to Address Women’s Heart Health Presented by Saint Francis Hospital and Nationally by CVS Health. The American Heart Association will host the 17th annual Greater Hartford Go Red for Women Luncheon, Wednesday, March 24, as a digital experience. The Go Red event is designed to raise awareness of the No. 1 killer of women: […]
    • Webinar panelists four-paneEmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ Faith-Based Workshop Highlights Powerful Partnerships, Kicks-Off Grant Application Period
      The power of partnerships built on trust, dignity and respect was a key theme during March 17th’s EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ Faith-Based Workshop Zoom webinar, hosted by the American Heart Association (AHA), Eastern States region. “When you see value in people, it affirms that value that is in you,” said Dr. Abraham […]
    • Dr. Kevin N. Sheth of Yale University to Receive the Stroke Research Mentoring Award at International Stroke Conference
      Eleven scientists leading the way in stroke research will be recognized for their exceptional achievements during the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2021. The illustrious group includes four groundbreaking scientists who have devoted their careers to stroke research, six authors of notable new research and one scientist […]
    • The American Heart Association Launches Funding Initiative Aimed at Supporting Communities through Local Faith Institutions
      Faith-based organizations and places of worship have played an important role during the COVID-19 crisis in our country. These organizations and their volunteers and staff have been on the frontline, mitigating the impact of COVID-19 and providing communities with much needed guidance and support. That is why the American Heart Association’s Eastern […]
    • Maine-Based Sea Bags Supports Heart and Brain Health through American Heart Association’s Life Is Why Campaign
      Sea Bags is joining the fight against heart disease and stroke by supporting the American Heart Association – the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all. Sea Bags will provide customers the opportunity to support the American Heart Association’s fundraising campaign, Life Is Why™, by donating 20% of […]
    • New England Patriots and NFL PLAY 60 keep kids active as COVID-19 cases continue to spike
      The American Heart Association and NFL, in collaboration with the New England Patriots, are excited to debut the first-ever NFL PLAY 60 library, which features kid-friendly exercises to help kids to get their recommended 60-minutes of daily physical activity. Amidst the rising number of COVID-19 cases, schools and organized sports have begun to […]
    • Women’s Health Digital Experience to Empower Connecticut Women
      Dr. Lisa A. Freed of Yale New Haven Health to Lead Fundraising Efforts The American Heart Association’s annual New Haven Go Red for Women Event, presented by the Heart and Vascular Center of Yale New Haven Health, will take place on Thursday, February 11, 2021. This year’s event will be a digital experience focusing on women’s heart health. It will […]
    • Connecticut Online Jewelry brand NICK DEDO Supports the American Heart Association’s Life Is Why We Give Campaign
      Campaign provides funds to fight heart disease and stroke Every 40 seconds, someone in America experiences a stroke or a heart attack. These sudden health emergencies impact not only the individual, but also their families and loved ones. Beginning this December through February 2021, Connecticut online jewelry brand, NICK DEDO will support the […]
    • Greater Hartford Women Take a Stand Against their No. 1 Killer: Heart Disease
      The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Luncheon goes digital, empowers women to be in control of their heart health at every age. The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, announces Thomas Burke, President of Saint Francis Hospital and Dr. Jessica […]
    • Thankful For Life
      By Michael Capalbo On April 24, 2020 I had a massive Heart Attack. I had a one-hundred percent blockage of the Left Main Artery otherwise known as ‘The Widow Maker”. Basically, I died. Here is my story and how I became a heart survivor. I was at work at Walgreens in Litchfield where I was the Assistant Manager. I felt an incredible burning sensation in […]
    • AHA President: The best way forward requires bridging disciplines, people, places
      The challenges facing our world are many – from timely concerns such as the coronavirus pandemic and the renewed emphasis it has placed on the need to dismantle structural racism to the ongoing challenges of treating and beating the top two killers around the globe: heart disease and stroke. As president of the American Heart Association, Dr. Mitch […]
    • Structural Racism As A Public Health Crisis Discussion at 2020 Scientific Sessions
      Connecticut’s Dr. Keith Churchwell, President Yale New Haven Hospital takes part in the AHA Scientific Session Panel on Structural Racism As A Public Health Crisis.   On Saturday, November 14, a discussion around structural racism as a public health crisis took place during the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions. This Main […]
    • People’s United Bank Conducts First Virtual Campaign to Support the AHA
      Employees’ efforts raised morale and lifesavings funds through a very successful Virtual Heart Walk People’s United Bank and American Heart Association held its first virtual heart walk and wellness challenge, which raised more than $30,000 in support of the American Heart Association (AHA), while promoting healthy behaviors among bank employees. The […]
    • Young at Heart Free Digital Event Features CT’s Geno Auriemma
      The American Heart Association will host its first Young at Heart event on Thursday, November 5 at 5pm to raise awareness and fund research and educational initiatives. Originally planned as an in-person event, the free digital experience will include inspiring speakers, an Open Your Heart appeal, and cooking demonstration by celebrity Chef Richard […]
    • Little Hearts Get a Big Treat During Little Heart Hero Day Event
      National “Authorstrator” Ben Clanton brings Narwhal and Jelly to Connecticut kids The American Heart Association’s eighth annual Little Heart Hero Day sponsored by ConnectiCare was scheduled to take place at Lyman Orchards in Middlefield during peak apple season in September 2020. As in the past, children with congenital heart defects would spend time […]
    • American Heart Association Announces Stanley Black & Decker Executive as 2020 Greater Hartford Heart Walk Chair
      The Heart Walk Digital Experience Brings Communities Together to Fight Heart Disease and Stroke The American Heart Association (AHA), the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces Russ Mills, VP Transformation & Integration Office, Stanley Black & Decker, as chair of the 2020 […]
    • American Heart Association Names New CT Board Chair and President
      The American Heart Association is proud to announce that Sarah Yeager, of Monroe, has been named Chair of the Central Connecticut Region Board of Directors of the American Heart Association. Leigh Pechillo, of Southington, is its new president. Both will serve a two-year term beginning July 1, 2020. Sarah Yeager has been involved with the American […]
    • Lawrence + Memorial Hospital President Supporting Eeastern CT Heart Walk
      The American Heart Association (AHA), the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces Patrick L. Green, president and CEO, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, as chair of the 2020 Eastern Connecticut Heart Walk. The Eastern CT Heart Walk will be a digital experience taking place on Saturday, […]
    • The American Heart Association and Yale New Haven Health 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 Throughout the pandemic, patients have been hesitant to visit the Emergency Room for medical care. Yet, heart attacks and strokes haven’t stopped for COVID-19. Yale New Haven Hospital’s Heart and Vascular program […]
    • Two Connecticut Schools to Receive Grant Awards from the American Heart Association Providing Health Equipment
      Kids Heart Challenge and American Heart Challenge grants allow schools to target whole-body wellness in support of physical and emotional health The American Heart Association’s school-based youth programs, Kids Heart Challenge™ and American Heart Challenge™, awarded $400,000 in grants to more than 180 elementary, middle and high schools across the […]
    • 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, […]
    • 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, […]
    • The AHA Convenes Health Equity Leaders to Discuss Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color
      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, have been mostly responsible for […]
    • A Connecticut nurse shares his stroke story
      Mark Twain once wrote in a letter “The report of my death is greatly exaggerated”. To personalize this, I didn’t die, and I’m not paralyzed – thanks to many. Here is my story. On Friday night, April 24th, I experienced a sudden onset of left leg weakness, and numbness and tingling in my left arm while in the kitchen. As I attempted to walk to the […]
    • Marie’s Lifestyle Change For the Good
      Marie was 56 years old and wouldn’t have said that she was in poor health. “I was a junk food junkie”, Marie confessed, “but never, ever imagined I would have a heart attack”. In June 2019, Marie lifted the paper shredder basket to empty it when she developed a “knot” in her left scapular region. She thought nothing of it and brushed it away as just […]
    • President Saint Francis Hospital To Serve As Greater Hartford Go Red For Women Luncheon Chair
      The Fifteenth Annual American Heart Association Go Red For Women Benefit Luncheon to Take Place March 11, 2020 The American Heart Association announces that John F. Rodis. M.D. M.B.A., President, Saint Francis Hospital will serve as Chair of the 2020 Greater Hartford Go Red For Women Luncheon & STEM Goes Red. The fifteenth annual benefit luncheon […]