A relentless force for longer, healthier lives.
Imagine a Birmingham where healthy choices are equitable and accessible, where your interstate exit does not determine your health. From our surrounding rural areas to our urban cores, we are fighting for longer lives by making the places where we live, learn, work, play, pray and heal as healthy as can be.
We are committed to equitably increasing healthy life expectancy in our community by addressing both physical and mental well-being. Blood pressure, healthy eating, physical activity, and social determinants of health are our greatest health priorities here in Birmingham.
There are nearly 100 food deserts in the Birmingham metro area with limited access to healthy food.
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The gift of life
From heart disease to coronavirus, we're determined to help the hearts you love. Make a lifesaving donation in a loved one's name this holiday season.
Commit to a healthy future, and together let’s build the health of Birmingham.
A Culture of Health & Wellness
Everyone deserves the best possible life, and it starts right here in our community.
Connecting the unconnected
Having reliable, high-speed Internet is almost a necessity in today’s world. The recently passed CARES Act provides funds for broadband services, which will expand Internet access for thousands of Alabama families by providing equipment and service, wireless hot spots, and cellular-on-wheels. By joining our You’re the Cure network, you can ensure that all Alabamians have the resources they need to live healthy lives.
Feeding the community
We’re feeding the community and you can help! Students and community members can find heart-healthy grocery options, weekly recipes and samples, and even financial literacy quick courses at the local food pantry in Fairfield. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, our community pantry has helped provide healthy meals to more than 500 people. The pantry also provides access to a community kitchen for meal prepping.
Protecting our littlest hearts
Heart defects are the number one birth defect in newborns, and many new parents don’t always know what to do in an emergency. Children’s of Alabama is providing 600 Infant CPR Anytime Kits and CPR training to new parents. You and your organization can also get trained with the tools to provide CPR and choking management in urgent situations for infants, children and adults alike. Be prepared to help save a life!
“The American Heart Association does more to be a relentless force for good than any other organization. They are second only to the U.S. government in funding cardiovascular and stroke research. More than 80 percent of heart disease and stroke deaths, the number one killer, are preventable. Wow! Let’s get to work and we can all be a relentless force for good.”
~Cardwell Feagin, Chief Executive Officer, Viva Health, and 2020-21 Birmingham Metro Board Chair