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

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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

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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

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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 New Jersey High School Dances Their Way to Being Heart Healthy Champions

New Jersey High School Dances Their Way to Being Heart Healthy Champions

The American Heart Challenge, Dance is an opportunity for students to show the world that they are the generation with heart. It is a nationwide movement of students raising vital funds and awareness for the American Heart Association through a fun dance party. The program is designed to challenge students with leadership roles that raises

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,

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Kitchen Conversations: Chef Stephanie Talks Flavor For Life

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Chef Stephanie Rose, manager of the Simple Cooking with Heart Kitchen in Baltimore. Below is the first installment of our new series “Kitchen Conversations”. We are discussing the McCormick Flavor For Life classes being taught in the kitchen. Enjoy learning about this program and how you may

hidden Lynchburg Heart Walk Executive Breakfast Event hosts region’s first Teen Vaping Panel

Lynchburg Heart Walk Executive Breakfast Event hosts region’s first Teen Vaping Panel

The vaping crisis impacting our youth is growing each year. New studies from the American Heart Association show that 1 in 4 high school students is vaping and we know that the number of teen e-cigarette usage has doubled nationally over the past year. To combat the impact, the Association has launched its #QuitLying campaign,

hidden Barbershops and BP: Fading Out Hypertension

Barbershops and BP: Fading Out Hypertension

On Monday, December 9, 2019, the American Heart Association of Greater Maryland held a community conversation about hypertension as part of the formal launch of our newest community blood pressure kiosk sponsored by CVS. The program, Barbershops and BP: Fading Out Hypertension, brought together barbers, community members and clinicians to discuss the disproportionate rate of

hidden Simple Cooking with Heart Baltimore Kitchen ‘Cooks It Forward’

Simple Cooking with Heart Baltimore Kitchen ‘Cooks It Forward’

During the season of giving, the Simple Cooking with Heart Baltimore Kitchen brought together The American Heart Association’s staff and volunteers to prepare heart-healthy twists on Thanksgiving classics for JOY Baltimore’s 3rd Annual “Oh Give Thanks” Dinner. JOY Baltimore, an organization founded to end youth homelessness in Baltimore, will welcome and provide a warm meal