Greater Columbus Georgia
American Heart Association

Our Community

CPR Training in Greater Columbus

Emergencies leave us feeling helpless, but they don’t have to. Take two minutes to learn Hands-Only CPR now. 70 percent 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.

CPR Training in Columbus
Red Sofa Tour Columbus

Red Sofa Tour

St. Francis Hospital toured a Red Sofa around Columbus to help raise awareness of the nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers, heart disease and stroke. Guests were invited to take a seat on the Red Sofa, snap a photo or video and tell us how they have been impacted by heart disease or stroke on social media.

Little Hats, Big Hearts

Little Hats, Big Hearts honors babies, moms, and heart-healthy lives in a very special way. Greater Columbus area volunteers are knitting and crocheting red hats to be given out to thousands of babies during American Heart Month in order to empower moms to live healthier and help their children do the same.

Little Hats Big Hearts in Columbus
St. Francis Hospital Sodium Booth
St. Francis Blood Pressure Screening

Breaking Up With Sodium

St. Francis Hospital presented a Sodium Booth to educate guests about the effect of sodium on your health. Participants “broke-up” with salt and pledged to live a healthier life. They also hosted a free blood pressure screening booth for the community to learn their numbers.

Greater Columbus Stroke Symposium 

The local American Heart Association Board hosted a Stroke Symposium for the community to promote awareness of stroke. Featuring a Q&A session with local doctors and a gardening demonstration from a Master Gardener, plus one lucky child won a bicycle!

Stroke Symposium
Blood Pressure Screening
Target BP
Blood Pressure Screening

Blood Pressure

Check. Change. Control.

Stress on your blood vessels from high blood pressure can lead to heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and other serious health threats. Use our free Check. Change. Control.™ online tool to track your readings and maintain a healthy heart!

Target BP

For Professionals

Target: BP

The AHA and AMA joined forces with the launch of Target: BP™ to support physicians and care teams. We can track and maintain blood pressure goals for our patients by offering access to the latest research, tools, and resources.

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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.

Focus on Quality

Patient outcomes improve when medical professionals apply the most up-to-date, evidence-based treatment guidelines. That’s the simple truth behind the obsession with continuous quality improvement. Our entire suite of programs can help advance your efforts farther and faster in the quest for ever-better care.

Get With the Guidelines
Georgia Capitol
Stroke

State Policy Win

To improve the quality of care for stroke victims, Georgia enacted a statewide stroke registry and facility designations to help stroke patients receive the right care at the right time.

Advocate for a healthier Georgia

Multicultural

Closing Equity Gaps

EmPOWERED To Serve is a movement inspired by multicultural volunteers around the country who are passionate about driving change through health justice in their communities. These committed ambassadors are closing gaps in health equity through advocacy, policy, education, and social change.

Scientific Research Is the Core of all Our Efforts

Breakthroughs. Innovation. Millions of lives saved. That is American Heart Association funded research. From the first successful pacemaker to new techniques saving newborns with congenital heart defects to drug-coated stents, we fund bold ideas that transform health care.

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Cholesterol

Why Cholesterol Matters

There are few warning signs of high cholesterol, but the impact is real. By lowering your cholesterol, you'll reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. Take control today. Manage your cholesterol levels by making healthy lifestyle choices and following a sound medical treatment plan.

Support Network™

You are not alone. Learn from people like you, or help others who are going through an emotional time. Explore the forums, read survivor stories, seek and receive support.

Support Network
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Go Red For Women

Go Red For Women encourages awareness of the issue of women and heart disease, and also action to save more lives. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. Know your risk and receive tools to live a heart healthy life.

Georgia
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Across the Peach State, communities are building a healthier infrastructure and tackling inequities for hearts of all ages. The challenges are great, but together our future is greater. 

Local Events

Greater Columbus Heart Ball

March 15, 2019

Historic Iron Works, Columbus Georgia Convention & Trade Center

Business, medical, and other community leaders unite to celebrate the lifesaving mission of the American Heart Association. Don't miss this unforgettable evening of inspiration, entertainment and hope as we build a healthier Columbus!

Columbus Heart Ball
Wear Red Day at St. Francis Hospital

National Wear Red Day

St. Francis Hospital and other Greater Columbus area organizations participated in National Wear Red Day in February. Wear red to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and save lives. Because when we come together, there’s nothing we can’t do.

Get involved

Mission Advancement

Why I Support the AHA

“The work of the American Heart Association universally helps people from all walks of life and economic situations improve their daily lives. It brings me great pleasure to know that my volunteer and financial support efforts with the AHA over the past decade are helping to break the silence about the devastating impact heart disease and stroke is having on our families and our communities.”

–Martin Davis, an American Heart Association donor

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Contact us

Georgia Park
Columbus Pathway

For Mail Only
1639 Bradley Park Drive, Suite 500, PMB 379
Columbus, GA 31904

Phone: (800) 257-6941 ext. 6162
Fax: (770) 612-6162

Local Leadership

Greater Columbus Board of Directors

Members

Scott Balcum

Robert Bowden

Tiffany Butterfield

Hunter Champion, M.D.

Josh Chestnutt

MA Dowdell

Josh Dunlap

Robert Flournoy

Al Haynes

Dustin Heath

Sarah Hubbuch

Sebastian Hubbuch, M.D.

Kevin Johnson

David Karr

Becky Kemmer

Reggie Luther

Nadie Martin

Olivia Pennigton

Lisa Presley

Debbie Seeley

D’Anna Smith

Christie Stapleman

Stacey Stone

Tiffany Taylor

Jennifer Valadi

Christina Vogler

Jolene Wirth

Jessie Wright