A relentless force for longer, healthier lives in our community.
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
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.
Healthy School Meals for All
Millions of children rely on their schools for a healthy breakfast and lunch. Providing healthy school meals for all can remove financial burdens for families, help children who might be on the edge of eligibility access nutritious meals and mitigate the stigma some students face in their school cafeteria.Learn more and get involved
Georgia residents have the right to breathe clean, healthy, smoke-free air at work and while visiting public places like restaurants and bars. When people live and work in spaces that are smoke-free, they can breathe easier knowing that they are not being exposed to the diseases and risks that come with secondhand smoke. Smoke-free laws are crucial to protect us all and reduce the risks of being exposed to secondhand smoke and to ensure a healthier community for all.Join us and take action
CPR Training Courses
Emergencies leave us feeling helpless, but they don’t have to. Take two minutes to learn Hands-Only CPR™ now. 70% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes. When a person has a cardiac arrest, immediate CPR can double or triple their chance of survival. Prepare to save a life, find a CPR course near you today.Find a CPR training class near you
American Heart Association Scholars at HBCUs
Diversity matters. Especially when it comes to health. Are you a student at a local HBCU? Consider becoming a scholar and starting a career in science. There are six current scholars from Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse, and Spelman College. And we're also looking for pros in the industry who can help mentor these bright, young minds down the path of success. Learn more and join us as we aim for a more equitable future.Learn about this year’s HBCU Scholars from Atlanta
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Events in Your Area
CSRA Heart Walk
Location: SRP Park
Date: Friday, March 22, 2024 - 06:00 PMRegister
Southern Coast Heart Ball
Location: Marriott Savannah Riverfront
Date: Friday, March 29, 2024 - 06:00 PMLearn More
Atlanta Go Red for Women
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 11:00 AMLearn More
Heart of Columbus Celebration of Impact Gala
Location: Green Island Country Club
Date: Friday, April 26, 2024 - 06:00 PMRegister
Southern Coast Go Red for Women
Location: The Savannah Country Club
Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 11:00 AMLearn More
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.
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.
Phillip Coule, M.D.
Jose Cardenas, M.D.
Aiken Regional Medical Center
Leadership Development Chair
Vishal Arora, M.D.
Palmetto Industries International, Inc.
Patterson-Brown & Associates
North Augusta City Administration
Richmond County School District
Yabin Dong, M.D. - President Elect
Aiken County Public School District
Columbia County School District
City of Augusta
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions
Burke County Public School District
Retired DOD & Military
Matthew Merrifield - Chair Elect
Aiken Regional Medical Center
Dean Seehusen, M.D.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Marcus Brown, M.D.
Forsyth County Schools
Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students
Genuine Parts Company
Divya Gupta, M.D.
Morehouse School of Medicin
Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
2023 Event Chairpersons
Atlanta Heart Walk
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia
Atlanta Hard Hats with Heart
Burns & McDonnell
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Morehouse School of Medicine
32nd Street Media, LLC
National African American Tobacco Prevention Network
Silence the Shame, Inc.
AA Male Wellness Agency
Angelica Geter, DrPH, MPH
Black Women's Health Imperative
Cynthia Padilla Pearson
Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta
Wholesome Wave Georgia
Shirley Anne Smith
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].