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A relentless force for longer, healthier lives in our community.


Addressing Nutrition Security

Addressing Nutrition Security

Nearly 1 in 8 Georgians, with more than 13% living in Metro Atlanta, are nutrition insecure with 1 in 6 being children. In order to address this issue, we need to ensure that individuals have access to affordable healthy food.

Monitoring Your Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure

Nearly 40% of residents in Georgia have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. The American Heart Association is encouraging Georgians to monitor their blood pressure regularly and know their numbers and what they mean.

Kale and Red Quinoa Soup

Kale and Red Quinoa Soup

Stay warm this winter season with this delicious and hearty dish!

Join 100 Ways In 100 Days

To celebrate our 100-year anniversary, we have a gift for you! Join our FREE, exclusive program to get an email each week for the next 100 days providing you with valuable health tips on eating better, moving more, and improving overall wellbeing.

Make 2024 your best year yet! Join now.

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Events in Your Area

CSRA Heart Walk

Location: SRP Park

Date: Friday, March 22, 2024 - 06:00 PM


Southern Coast Heart Ball

Location: Marriott Savannah Riverfront

Date: Friday, March 29, 2024 - 06:00 PM

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Atlanta Go Red for Women

Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 11:00 AM

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Heart of Columbus Celebration of Impact Gala

Location: Green Island Country Club

Date: Friday, April 26, 2024 - 06:00 PM


Southern Coast Go Red for Women

Location: The Savannah Country Club

Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 11:00 AM

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In Your Community

The American Heart Association is committed to driving equitable health impact in Georgia through five key priority areas: reducing risk in women, addressing community need, ending tobacco & vape use, controlling blood pressure, improving nutrition security and building health & well-being. Equity is always at the center of our work, and it will continue to guide all that we do.

Through our focus on these key impact areas, and with collaboration among local organizations, sponsors, businesses, and others that serve the community, we are working to improve the health and well-being of Georgia citizens while saving and improving countless lives.

Throughout the state of Georgia, we’ve seen our community impact work grow, including efforts around creating avenues for greater access to care, expanding healthy food access and education, building a network of first responders through CPR kits in schools, supporting blood pressure screenings and education, and educating on the dangers of tobacco and vaping.

Georgians are counting on us as never before. The American Heart Association, along with our supporters, will drive change, and will be relentless. Thank you for your continued support.

Community Impact

For over 40 years, Advocacy has had a mission-critical role in the American Heart Association's work. Our legislative and regulatory priorities help to mitigate risk factors and protect survivors in communities across the country. We support the enactment of evidence-based public policies that lead to longer, healthier lives.

Public policy advocacy is an essential strategy used by the Association to affect necessary and sustainable policy, system and environmental changes that help Georgia citizens build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Our efforts in Georgia and its communities are focused on six major policy areas which include: Tobacco Free, Access to Care, and Health Equity and CPR.


Board Chair
Phillip Coule, M.D.
Augusta University

Board President
Jose Cardenas, M.D.
Aiken Regional Medical Center

Leadership Development Chair
Jay Murray


Vishal Arora, M.D.
Augusta University

Shankar Balan
Palmetto Industries International, Inc.

Brenda Brown
Patterson-Brown & Associates

Jim Clifford
North Augusta City Administration

Malinda Cobb
Richmond County School District

Yabin Dong, M.D. - President Elect
Augusta University

Jennifer Hart
Aiken County Public School District

Penny Jackson
Columbia County School District

Debbie Layman
Layman Farms

Shauntia Lewis
City of Augusta

Stuart MacVean
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

Donna Martin
Burke County Public School District

Pamela Moore
Retired DOD & Military

Matthew Merrifield - Chair Elect
Aiken Regional Medical Center

Dean Seehusen, M.D.
Augusta University

Scott Webb
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Marcus Brown, M.D.
Northside Heart


Jeff Bearden
Forsyth County Schools

Karen Bennett
Cox Enterprises

Stephanie Blank
Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students

Jeff Buzzelli
Comcast Business

Kathleen Eidbo
Genuine Parts Company

Divya Gupta, M.D.
Emory Healthcare

Natalie Hernandez
Morehouse School of Medicin

Beth Reese
Southern Company

Veronica Maldonado-Torres'
Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Rita Treadwell
Greenberg Traurig

2023 Event Chairpersons

Atlanta Heart Walk

Robert Bunch
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia

Atlanta Hard Hats with Heart

Justin Kanitz
Burns & McDonnell

Rita Treadwell
Greenberg Traurig, LLP


Elaine Archie-Booker
Morehouse School of Medicine

Leslie Becker
32nd Street Media, LLC

Gregory Bolden
National African American Tobacco Prevention Network

Shanti Das
Silence the Shame, Inc.

Keith Dobbins
AA Male Wellness Agency

Angelica Geter, DrPH, MPH
Black Women's Health Imperative

Heather Mills
NCR Corporation

Cynthia Padilla Pearson
Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta

Will Sellers
Wholesome Wave Georgia

Shirley Anne Smith
BCM Georgia

Korryn Williamson
Insight Global

For nearly 100 years, the American Heart Association has been fighting heart disease and stroke and helping families and communities thrive.

Bold vision, big investments and your unwavering support made fiscal year 2022-23 one of the most successful in metro Atlanta. Here is an overview of our mission impact for 2022-2023:

Be a Supporter with Heart

Join the American Heart Association as a volunteer! Our volunteers are our biggest advocates that educate our community, power our local events, and raise critical funds that save lives.

Whether you are looking to volunteer as an individual or as a company/organization, whatever your capabilities are, we can find a volunteer opportunity that’s right for you.

Looking for ways to engage your employees in compelling and impactful volunteer experiences? Our corporate volunteer activities are designed to drive equitable health impact in our communities and support the mission and priorities of the American Heart Association to improve nutrition security, Hands-Only CPR usage, blood pressure awareness and mental well-being.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering and serving your community through the American Heart Association. Volunteers are our most valuable asset and are critical to our mission to save lives from heart disease and stroke.

Learn more about local volunteer opportunities by emailing [email protected].

Contact Us


887 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Suite 110
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

(843) 480-4906

Greater Georgia (Athens, Central Georgia, Columbus and Hall County) 

For Mail Only
519 E 4th St,
Chattanooga, TN 37403

(800) 257-6941

Metro Atlanta

10 Glenlake Pkwy
South Tower, Ste. 400
Atlanta, GA 30328

(678) 224-2000

Southern Coast

For Mail Only
PO Box 1410
Bluffton, SC 29910

(843) 480-4906

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Heart and Stroke News

Find science-based stories about heart and brain health and inspiring survivor profiles from American Heart Association News.