Newsletter Feature - VA
World Stroke Day
Stroke affects about 1 in 4 people worldwide. It can happen to anyone. The good news is, 80% of first strokes may be prevented. You have the power!
E-cigarette use among youth is on the rise. Help us fight back.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently released data from their Youth Risk Behavior Survey that shows E-cigarette use among youth is still rising and more kids are getting hooked on tobacco.
Our Grassroots Manager in the northern part of the Eastern Region, Rebecca Scharler, had a medical emergency in the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is her story of the safe quality care she got despite the pandemic.
Employer based health care in the time of covid - can it really be counted on?
Consider being the manager of a restaurant. Your workplace reopens, which is important because things have been financially tight the past few months. But, you have a child with a heart condition that leaves them immunocompromised. The littlest illness could put them in the hospital for days or even weeks, let along what a diagnosis of Covid would do for them. You don’t want to go back to a job where you can’t be certain you won’t come home with Covid, but your family needs the health insurance provided by your employer. What do you do?
Telecommunicator CPR is signed into law in Virginia!
We are excited to announce telecommunicator CPR or T-CPR training was recently signed into law by Governor Northam!
Move more and stay active while staying safe!
As the weather improves, we understand the challenges of remaining physically active while following social distancing guidelines. It’s hard enough to find time when you aren’t looking after schoolwork with your kids and thinking about how to keep yourself or your family safe. Fortunately, as long as you are practicing guidelines from the CDC and WHO regarding Covid-19 safety, there are still many things you can do to stay active!
Virginia's advocates come out for Healthy Market VA Lobby Day!
Late last month, we came together with the Healthy Market VA coalition to hold the Healthy Market VA lobby day. Many advocates and supporters of American Heart Association and our partner organizations came out to talk to legislators about an issue that affects so many Virginians – access to quality, affordable health care.
A Big Year for Virginia's Health
This year’s marathon General Assembly session proved to be a good thing for heart and brain health. Three bills signed into law will help build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke in Virginia.
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