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Culture of Health
The American Heart Association is a science-based organization and during this challenging time. We want you to know we continue our work in fighting heart diseases and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 5 killers of all Americans. We are doing so with everyone’s health and safety in mind as we carry out our mission of being a relentless force for longer, healthier lives.
Special Session from the House Floor
[American Heart Association Supports Four Bills During Special Session that Promote Health Equity in Colorado
Attendees of the 2019 Bring STEM to Life Experience
Awareness About Career Opportunities for Young Women “STEM”s Through American Heart Association’s Bring STEM to Life Initiative Cardiovascular disease continues to be the number one killer of women. And because of this, the American Heart Association knows that by empowering and supporting more young women as they explore and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), they can help make a critical impact on the health of our community.
Healthy Farmers Markets
To address food insecurity in Colorado, the American Heart Association has teamed up with local organizations to offer weekly Healthy Farmers Markets. Working with local farmers and food producers, the Healthy Farmers Markets are committed to making healthy, fresh produce options accessible and affordable to all in the community.
Feelings of stress, anxiety, uneasiness and lack of sleep can make it difficult to function normally. Mental health and physical health are closely linked, so finding ways to combat and manage stress in the (virtual) workplace and exercise while working remotely.
With school and gym closings, our exercise routines are no longer routine. Use this time as an opportunity to switch up our workout regimen, which can help to boost our immune system, help relieve mental stress and improve overall health.
We know that many of you may be cooking more at home right now. While some may find the thought of cooking stressful, making healthy meals is a great way to protect your heart. The American Heart Association has resources to fit all skillsets starting with How To Cook Healthier at Home. For those wishing to improve their abilities, there’s an entire section dedicated to culinary techniques. Here are a few easy recipes that use pantry staples.
Advocate for Heart Health
You're the Cure is working within our community to empower citizens to take informed action on local and state policies, and champion policies and laws that help people avoid unhealthy practices and create safer communities. Our advocates are addressing critical healthcare concerns by advocating for policies that can improve access and boost the quality and value of care.
Creating A Culture of Health in Denver
In Our Community
Colorado leads the country in teen e-cigarette use. In fact, 26.2 percent of Colorado teens have reported using e-cigarettes, nearly twice the national average. From 2017-2018, e-cigarette usage rose by 78 percent for high school students and 48 percent for middle school students. Studies have shown that youth who start smoking e-cigarettes are four times more likely to be smoking traditional cigarettes a year later.
AHA Colorado is working to combat youth e-cigarette use through public policy approaches and educational campaigns. The AHA is working with organizations, health partners, cities and the state legislature on a variety of ways to limit youth e-cigarette use including: helping to raise the legal tobacco age to 21, increasing regulations and taxes on tobacco products, limiting locations where e-cigarettes may be used, and working to ban flavored nicotine products.
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Denver, CO 80210
Phone: (303) 801-4630
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