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

Georgia

Monitoring Your Blood Pressure

Monitoring

The American Heart Association is encouraging Georgians to monitor their blood pressure regularly and know their numbers and what they mean.

Addressing Nutrition Security

Addressing Nutrition

Poor nutrition can lead to poor health. Nearly 1 in 8 Georgians, with more than 13% of those living in Metro Atlanta, are nutrition insecure.

Kale and Red Quinoa Soup

Kale and Red Quinoa Soup

Warm up this winter with this cozy soup recipe. This protein-packed soup is an ideal dinner for busy days.

Take Damar Hamlin’s #3forHeart™ CPR Challenge ❤️

Join Damar in taking 3 simple steps to support CPR education and training, research and other lifesaving programs. You can help save lives today.

Damar Hamlin

Events in Your Area

Central Georgia Heart Walk

Location: Rosa Parks Square

Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 05:30 PM

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Northeast Georgia Go Red for Women Luncheon

Location: Chattahoochee Country Club

Date: Friday, February 3, 2023 - 10:30 AM

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Atlanta Heart Ball

Location: St. Regis Atlanta

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023 - 06:30 PM

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Barrow Clarke Oconee Go Red for Women Luncheon

Location: The Georgia Club

Date: Friday, February 24, 2023 - 10:30 AM

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Atlanta Go Red for Women

Location: InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta

Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2023 - 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: women, COVID-19, tobacco and vaping, patients, and healthy living. 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.

Advocacy

Chair
Beth Reese
Southern Company

Chair-Elect
Scott Webb
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

President
Marcus Brown, M.D.
Northside Heart

Members

Jeff Bearden
Forsyth County Schools

Stephanie Blank
Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students

Jeff Buzzelli
Comcast Business

Thomas W. Dortch, Jr.
TWD, Inc.

Kathleen Eidbo
Genuine Parts Company

Divya Gupta
Emory Healthcare

Veronica Maldonado-Torres'
VMT Consulting

DeRetta Rhodes
Atlanta Braves

2023 Event Chairs

Atlanta Go Red for Women

Keisha Olinger
Mercer

Atlanta Heart Ball

DeRetta Rhodes
Atlanta Braves

Atlanta Heart Walk

Robert Bunch
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia

Atlanta Hard Hats with Heart

Justin Kanitz
Burns & McDonnell


Chair
Rita Treadwell
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Members

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.

Latresh Davenport
Georgia Department of Human Services

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

Gina Lundberg
Emory’s Heart & Vascular Center

Laurie Reid
Atlanta Black Nurses Association

Heather Mills
NCR Corporation

Will Sellers
Wholesome Wave Georgia

Shirley Anne Smith
Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation

Rachel Sprecher
Atlanta Public Schools


The American Heart Association is committed to driving equitable health impact in Georgia through five key priority areas: women, COVID-19, tobacco and vaping, patients and healthy living. 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, we can improve the health and well-being of metro Atlanta, while saving and improving countless lives. Here is an overview of our impact for 2021-2022:

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 induvial 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

Metro Atlanta

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

678-224-2000

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

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

800-257-6941

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