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 Lawyers Have Heart 10K Race, 5K Run and Walk Announce Dream Team of Volunteer Leaders

Lawyers Have Heart 10K Race, 5K Run and Walk Announce Dream Team of Volunteer Leaders

The American Heart Association (AHA), the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives is proud to announce its volunteer leadership for the 2021 Lawyers Have Heart 10K Race, 5K Run and Walk.  Since 1991, the event has raised over $15.6 million, in support of vital research and programming to

hidden FEEL the RUSH of the RIDE with our brand new CycleNation experience!

FEEL the RUSH of the RIDE with our brand new CycleNation experience!

This year’s CycleNation experience will allow you to feel the rush of the ride from wherever you from September 21-28! Get more details, sign up, start fundraising and/or donate to your friends at www.CycleNation.org/DC! With your donations, YOU help fund lifesaving science. Science that can prevent a stroke. Put scientific advances into doctors’ hands. And

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 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