Help us ensure that everyone in Sacramento has the opportunity to live a longer, healthier life.
A Culture of Health
Imagine a Sacramento where healthy choices are equitable and accessible. Where the healthy choice is the easy choice. 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.
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Local Go Red for Women Ambassadors
We work with local women who are survivors of heart disease and stroke and health experts to raise awareness about cardiovascular health in our community. These women’s stories, knowledge and experiences fuel our Go Red for Women movement to support women’s cardiovascular health and work to overcome gender disparities in research and care. Each woman is on a unique journey and is passionate about giving back to help their peers stay healthy.
Supporting Frontline Workers with Stress Management Resources during COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken an extraordinary toll on frontline workers in healthcare and service industries. Our teams worked to provide mental and emotional well-being resources to frontline workers with Sacramento Covered in the form of videos featuring local health experts discussing different topics related to managing stress including compassion fatigue, breathing techniques, the science behind stress, and yoga.
Sacramento Division Teaches the Community how to Keep the Beat with Hands-Only CPR Digital Training
Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States. About 90 percent of people who suffer out of hospital cardiac arrest die. Research shows that CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double, or triple a cardiac arrest victim's chance of survival.
In October 2020, the American Heart Association’s Sacramento Division hosted a free Hands-Only CPR digital training in honor of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, on Zoom. The training was made possible thanks to support from local sponsors Clark Pacific and Pacific Coast Building Products. During the training, Clark Pacific Chief Executive Officer Bob Clark shared his story of being saved by bystander CPR after he collapsed due to a cardiac event while running in his neighborhood. AHA volunteer Manny Medina conducting the training and Anu Locricchio, Director of Cardiovascular Services for Dignity Health’s Greater Sacramento Division was on hand to answer questions from participants.
Healthy For Good
You don’t need a guilt trip. We know you know. You want to be healthy... for good. And we’re here to help inspire you to create lasting change in your health and your life, one small step at a time. The approach is simple: Eat smart. Add color. Move more. Be well. Get Healthy For Good.