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Empowering Local Advocacy

Amplifying a Mini Coalition for Tangible Change in Greater Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA, May 7, 2024—The Collaboration for Equitable Health in Philadelphia, a healthy equity initiative powered by Bank of America, in collaboration with the American Heart Association (The Association), the American Diabetes Association® (ADA), the American Cancer Society and the University of Michigan School of Public

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East Providence Fire Department Captain awarded for impactful advocacy work

The American Heart Association proudly recognizes Captain John D. Potvin with the 2023 Yvonne Heredia Lifetime Achievement Award. Named in honor of former American Heart Association Board Member, Yvonne Heredia, whose passion, and dedication towards heart health in our community impacted many lives. This award is given to someone who, throughout their career, has been

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Bank of America Health Equity Initiative in Philadelphia Leverages the Voices of Community Members to Build More Resilient and Healthier Neighborhoods

Philadelphia, PA, October, 17, 2023 – Today, the Philadelphia Collaboration for Equitable Health, a healthy equity initiative powered by Bank of America, in collaboration with the American Heart Association (The Association), the American Diabetes Association® (ADA), the American Cancer Society and the University of Michigan School of Public Health, held its first advocacy community forum

hidden 2023 public policy agenda drives equitable health impact in the Greater Washington Region

2023 public policy agenda drives equitable health impact in the Greater Washington Region

For nearly 100 years, the American Heart Association (AHA) has opened doors to equitable health through policy and system changes that save and improve lives. When it comes to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, a lot is at stake, especially in the Greater Washington Region where approximately a quarter of adults have hypertension, one-in-four kids

hidden Boston Globe columnist calls out Big Tobacco’s latest push to skirt regulation

Boston Globe columnist calls out Big Tobacco’s latest push to skirt regulation

Tobacco companies are growing bolder in their efforts to keep people addicted and misinformed. The Boston Globe recently wrote about their latest plan to elude regulation in Massachusetts — electronic devices that heat tobacco instead of burning it, which the industry claims is a safer alternative to combustible cigarettes. In her piece, Globe columnist Marcela

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Help improve stroke care in Massachusetts

More than 2,000 Massachusetts residents die from stroke every year and even more are left with long-term disabilities. In many cases, this could be prevented. They key is ensuring stroke patients get to the right hospital as quickly as possible. This is not always happening in Massachusetts. That’s why the American Heart Association is calling