American Heart Association disappointed that NY State Legislature didn’t protect youth in 2018 session

ALBANY, June 21, 2018 — The state Legislature left Albany without listening to the will of the people, and left a measure to reduce the risk of death and disease on the table. “We are so disappointed in our elected representatives that they didn’t pass Tobacco 21,” said Caitlin O’Brien, New York state government relations director for the American Heart [...]

By |June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

2018 NYC Heart & Stroke Ball Tackles Health Inequity

Dr. Annapoorna Kini receiving the Heart of Gold Award from friend and mentor, Dr. Valentine Fuster on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. New York City, June 12, 2018— On Wednesday, June 6, 2018 the American Heart Association in New York City celebrated its annual Heart & Stroke Ball. The event brought together hundreds of the volunteers, survivors and other [...]

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American Heart Association: $89 Billion 2019 NYC Budget Should Improve Health Outcomes of Low-Income New Yorkers and Address Health Disparities

NEW YORK, NY, June 11, 2018 – The American Heart Association looks forward to reviewing the 2019 New York City budget, which was announced earlier this evening. The Association will analyze the final budget and hopes it prioritizes improved health outcomes for all New York City residents. The $89 billion should include funds to close the growing health disparities and build [...]

By |June 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pride at Heart: Join the American Heart Association and Volunteer at NYC PrideFest 2018

June 1, marks the beginning of Pride Month. As many of you know, Pride is particularly special here in Manhattan because we’re home to the Stonewall Inn, the site of the 1969 riots that were a tipping point for the movement across the country, and which are marked by Pride every June. The purpose of this month is to celebrate [...]

By |June 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The American Heart Association launches Innovation Challenge to identify health solutions that address social determinants of health

Applications sought through June 8 for initiative that awards $30,000 in grants  May 29, 2018 – The American Heart Association is seeking applicants for the 2018 Northeast Health Equity Consortium Innovation Challenge, a grant-based initiative to identify innovative, clearly-defined solutions to improve the health and well-being in urban communities in New England, New York and New Jersey. Community environments play [...]

By |May 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Social Media Ambassadors: May is American Stroke Month

Use your social media channels for good! Someone has a stroke every 40 seconds in the U.S. But 80% of strokes are preventable and stroke is largely treatable. Knowing your risk factors, the warning signs and how to respond during a stroke could save a life. You can help us educate others about stroke simply by sharing our suggested social media [...]

By |May 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

May is American Stroke Month: Here’s Why it Matters

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the American Stroke Association. It's a good opportunity to reflect on the game-changing advancements revolutionizing the field of stroke prevention and treatment. Plus, it's a great time to admit that after 20 years, we're still obsessed with ending stroke because up to 80 percent of strokes may be preventable. Here are the facts: [...]

By |May 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES $90,000 FOR COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTS FOR IMPROVING ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD IN NEW YORK CITY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK – April 25, 2018 – The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is pleased to announce the opening of the 2018-19 New York City Community Impact Grant application process.  This grant will provide funding for non-profit organizations with programs and projects that have a focus on expanding healthy food access for children living in under-served communities [...]

By |April 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Inaugural STEM Goes Red Inspires New York City High School Girls to Pursue STEM and Live Healthy Lives

For Immediate Release New York City, April 24, 2018 — On Friday, April 20, 2018 the American Heart Association hosted the inaugural STEM Goes Red event in New York City. Almost 100 high school girls from across the five boroughs enjoyed a fun-filled and inspiring day at the New York Academy of Sciences, where they gained hands-on experience in science, [...]

By |April 24th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Inaugural CycleNation NYC Honors ‘Stroke Hero’ Dr. Philip Stieg

World-renowned neurosurgeon, professor and philanthropist  honored for improving stroke outcomes New York, NY, April 24, 2018 — The American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, will host the first annual CycleNation event in New York City on May 3, 2018. That evening, a leading champion for heart [...]

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