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A Culture of Health
Imagine a Los Angeles where healthy choices are equitable and accessible, where your freeway exit does not determine your health. We are fighting heart diseases and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 5 killers of all Americans, by making the places we live, learn, work, play, pray and heal healthier.
Join the fight against heart disease and stroke at a Los Angeles County event!
- There are no upcoming events in your area at this time. Please participate in a Virtual Heart Walk.
- 2020 Virtual Heart Walk
Making an Impact in Los Angeles
Over the past few months, Diana and her family have been getting some relief. Every week on Wednesdays, a box filled with fresh fruits, vegetables and other produce is delivered to their home, as part of the American Heart Association’s collective effort with many supporters and local community organizations to provide food assistance to families that need it most, especially during this unprecedented crisis.
We provide real solutions to food system problems increasing access to healthy foods which improves community health. In an effort to better understand the needs of our neighborhoods, the American Heart Association Los Angeles Division commissioned a poll in East LA, where we're collaborating with community groups to address food insecurity. What we found in East LA is that more than half of residents have difficulty getting healthy food, with 62 percent citing cost as a major barrier.
Building Active Communities
We are working to address social and environmental barriers to safe walking and biking to promote healthy, active living. In Inglewood, a group of local organizations, called the Inglewood Active Communities Coalition, have joined hands to help improve youth physical activity in the city. Another collaboration, this time between the AHA and the 77th Division of the Los Angeles Police Department, the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks and The District Music Group, called Community S.T.E.P.S. creates a safe space for dialogue and physical activity between community members and law enforcement. Finally, through our advocacy work we're improving streets, metro access, outdoor usable space and biking routes to create environments that support an active lifestyle.
Almuerzo y Conferencia Por tu Corazón
Desde hace más de una década, el evento “Por tu Corazón” de la American Heart Association (AHA) educa a la mujer latina y en español a prevenir su asesino número uno: las enfermedades cardiovasculares.
Su doceava edición se celebrará el jueves, 24 de septiembre, a las 5:00 p.m., y por primera vez será una experiencia digital, un seminario gratuito conducido por Zoom. Como siempre, contará con panelistas y expertos que educarán e inspirarán a las asistentes a cuidar de su corazón. ¡También contará con sorpresas y actividades divertidas!
Your Voice Matters
We will only beat heart disease and stroke if we work together. We advocate for policies that prevent cardiovascular diseases, improve the quality of and access to care, increase research funding and expand rehabilitation services.