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In America, 116.4 million adults have high blood pressure - and too many have no idea. Left undiagnosed, the condition can lead to heart attack or stroke. Help stop the “Silent Killer” by getting checked and making a generous gift to help a loved one in need.
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.
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.
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!
Know your numbers.
Stress on your blood vessels from high blood pressure can lead to heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and other serious health threats. Get the latest information about managing your blood pressure!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Commit to a healthy future, and together let’s build the health of Greater Columbus.
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.
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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
Greater Columbus Board of Directors
Hunter Champion, M.D.
Sebastian Hubbuch, M.D.