hidden Listening to Our Community to Advance Equitable Health for All

Listening to Our Community to Advance Equitable Health for All

“It is critical” – said Kofi Essel, from Children’s National Hospital when talking about food access. “We need to reevaluate how we’re creating solutions” – said Kristy McCarron from the Metropolitan YMCA when talking about food security as well. “We need to collaborate with other community organizations to make a change” – said Domonique Panton,

hidden A New Collaboration with Prince George’s Community College brings Heart Health to the Classroom

A New Collaboration with Prince George’s Community College brings Heart Health to the Classroom

The American Heart Association recently joined Prince George’s Community College for Prince George’s Community College Foundation’s Food Distribution Day along with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington.  The AHA’s Greater Washington Region board chair, Barbara Humpton of Siemens USA and Dr. Falecia D. Williams, president of Prince George’s Community College also announced the newly formed

hidden Improving Health Starts with Building Better Environments throughout Southern New England

Improving Health Starts with Building Better Environments throughout Southern New England

Written by Guest Blog Author, Victoria Strang, Community Impact Director for the Southern New England American Heart Association We know that being active is one of the biggest drivers to leading a healthier life and diminishing your chances of developing heart disease. Unfortunately, many low-income communities in our region struggle to be active simply due

hidden The Sum of All Parts is Better Health: Partnership Provides 800 Virginia Families with Healthy Food

The Sum of All Parts is Better Health: Partnership Provides 800 Virginia Families with Healthy Food

EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator grant recipient 412 Food Rescue partners with food retailers, nonprofit organizations and volunteers ( affectionately called food rescue heroes) to bring healthy food directly to those experiencing food insecurity. Since receiving funding through the American Heart Association, the organization has been able to expand its footprint beyond Pennsylvania to our

hidden American Heart Association and Neighborhood Health Team Up to Help Thousands of Northern Virginia Residents Control their Blood Pressure

American Heart Association and Neighborhood Health Team Up to Help Thousands of Northern Virginia Residents Control their Blood Pressure

This past January, the American Heart Association began a partnership with Neighborhood Health around blood pressure awareness and control for its patients. The mission of Neighborhood Health is to improve health and advance health equity across Northern Virginia in Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax by providing high quality primary care regardless of ability to pay. Within

hidden Greater Washington Region Heart Walk to be Transformed into a Weekend Celebration

Greater Washington Region Heart Walk to be Transformed into a Weekend Celebration

The Greater Washington Region Heart Walk is getting re-imagined for 2020 to be the biggest one yet! With the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic keeping more Americans at home, the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is embracing the new normal, creating an enhanced experience and

hidden Bethlehem students learn to grow with new school garden

Bethlehem students learn to grow with new school garden

The American Heart Association Lehigh Valley board of directors recently teamed up with the Kellyn Foundation to install raised garden beds at Lincoln Elementary School in Bethlehem, PA. As part of the Garden as a Classroom program, Kellyn facilitates the building of raised bed gardens and ongoing hands-on healthy lifestyle curriculum to provide educational concepts

hidden Watkins-Saunders 2020 Awardee: Dr. Athol Morgan

Watkins-Saunders 2020 Awardee: Dr. Athol Morgan

Established in 2012, the Watkins-Saunders Award honors Dr Levi Watkins and Dr Elijah Saunders, both pioneers in the field of cardiology who were committed to equality in health care. This award is given to individuals and/or organizations in the state of Maryland who champion the fight against health disparities through clinical or medical work,  or

hidden Working on Wellness in Faith-Based Communities with the EmPOWERED & Well Healthier Church Challenge

Working on Wellness in Faith-Based Communities with the EmPOWERED & Well Healthier Church Challenge

The EmPOWERED and Well Healthier Church Challenge was a 12-week pilot program designed to support and expand the ongoing health and wellness activities of black women and their faith-based communities. It was established by the American Heart Association, with the help of its sponsor, WW International, Inc. (Weight Watchers Reimagined). Together the American Heart Association

hidden F.A.S.T. Friday – Survivor Spotlight – NeAnna

F.A.S.T. Friday – Survivor Spotlight – NeAnna

I am a survivor. I am a 40-year-old mom of three boys, a hairless Chinese crested and black cat and at the age of 33, I suffered my first silent stroke. I was employed with an organization that presented extremely intense situations daily. While I loved my career greatly and especially adored my colleagues, I