hidden Five Greater Washington Region Volunteer Leaders Honored with American Heart Association Volunteer Awards

Five Greater Washington Region Volunteer Leaders Honored with American Heart Association Volunteer Awards

The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives relies on a core of people who are willing to give their time and energy to help enhance the quality of their communities. Recently the Eastern States region of the American Heart Association announced the honorees of

hidden Kaiser Permanente’s Jill Feldon Named Chair of the 2021 Greater Washington Region Heart Walk

Kaiser Permanente’s Jill Feldon Named Chair of the 2021 Greater Washington Region Heart Walk

The American Heart Association (AHA), the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, is excited to name Jill Feldon, vice president of Marketing, Communication and Community Relations for Kaiser Permanente in the Mid-Atlantic region, as chair of the AHA’s 2021 Greater Washington Region Heart Walk.  Feldon has been with

hidden The Greater Washington Region Heart Walk Stepped to Success Through Dedication

The Greater Washington Region Heart Walk Stepped to Success Through Dedication

The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, embraced the new normal, taking its iconic Greater Washington Region Heart Walk, traditionally held on the National Mall, online for a digital experience. Held over the weekend of November 6-8 participants were able to complete all activities from

hidden Breaking News: First-of-Its-Kind Kids’ Meal Bill Passes in Prince George’s Co.

Breaking News: First-of-Its-Kind Kids’ Meal Bill Passes in Prince George’s Co.

Kids in Prince George’s County, Maryland are about to get healthier meals and drinks when they order from kids’ meals menus in the county. On the afternoon of November 17, 2020, the Prince George’s County Council unanimously approved legislation that will make it easier for families and their children to choose healthier food and drink

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