hidden Maryland General Assembly Makes the Health of All Marylanders a Priority Raises Tobacco  Tax, Funds Tobacco Control

Maryland General Assembly Makes the Health of All Marylanders a Priority Raises Tobacco Tax, Funds Tobacco Control

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – March 18, 2020 – Today the Maryland General Assembly took an important stand to protect public health by increasing funding for tobacco control and cessation programs and raising the state tobacco tax. The American Heart Association applauds the General Assembly for making such a significant investment in tobacco programs to combat the

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 Maximizing Savings: Prescription Assistance Savings Programs

Maximizing Savings: Prescription Assistance Savings Programs

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, the Greater Baltimore and Greater Washington Regions hosted a webinar on prescription assistance programs. The webinar was facilitated by FamilyWize and Walgreens and provided valuable information for those in attendance, including front-line clinical staff. Dr. Athol Morgan, cardiologist in West Baltimore and long-time volunteer of the American Heart Association, opened

hidden Greater Washington Region Youth Mobilize to End Vaping

Greater Washington Region Youth Mobilize to End Vaping

The American Heart Association, Greater Washington Region is proud to partner with The Teen Age Group (TAG) of Greater Suburban Maryland’s Jack & Jill of America Inc.  to raise awareness on the dangers of vaping through the #QuitLying campaign and the launch of their own PSA campaign, “No Smoke.” The “No Smoke” Vaping PSA Release

hidden Santa Visits CPR Kiosk at BWI Airport to Teach LifeSaving Skill

Santa Visits CPR Kiosk at BWI Airport to Teach LifeSaving Skill

Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is home to an American Heart Association Hands-Only CPR training kiosk, providing millions of passengers the opportunity to learn lifesaving Hands-Only CPR in about five minutes. The interactive kiosk, supported by the Amerigroup Foundation,  was visted by Santa and two of his helpers from the North Pole on Friday,

hidden Vineland makes healthier food more accessible with new vending policy

Vineland makes healthier food more accessible with new vending policy

The American Heart Association congratulates the City of Vineland for adopting a healthy vending policy. Vineland is one of the first municipalities in the state to enact a healthy vending policy. The policy, which took effect on October 1, 2019, will bring healthier options to vending machines on city property, making healthy food consumption more

hidden Creating a Healthier Community Space – How Danville, Virginia learned from New Orleans, Louisiana

Creating a Healthier Community Space – How Danville, Virginia learned from New Orleans, Louisiana

When Ashley Ege, Senior Director of Development for Greater Virginia, became a member of the Danville Virginia Health Collaborative she never expected the group would send her down to the “Big Easy,” yet that’s exactly where she found herself recently. “Eighteen months ago I took on the co-chair position of the Healthy Spaces Action team,