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American Heart Association Ambassador Program
The American Heart Association Ambassadors Program is a deep engagement opportunity to connect with the Association for up to three years.
Ambassadors are directed in two different ways to support the American Heart Association; Heart Ball Ambassadors and the Go Red Ambassadors Leadership Council. The programs build off one another and provide the opportunity for leadership development, community involvement and heart health education. The Heart Ball Ambassadors program works with high school sophomore boys and girls; successful completion of the Heart Ball Ambassadors Program opens the door to apply for the Go Red Ambassadors Leadership Council Program as a junior or senior.
*The Heart Ball Ambassadors program takes the place of the previous Sweetheart Program*
Meet the 2020 EmPOWERED to Serve Scholars!
CREATING STRONGER COMMUNITIES BY IMPROVING HEALTH EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE.
The 2020 EmPOWERED to Serve Scholars are agents of change within their communities. We’re honored to have one, right here in Wichita, Ngoc Vyong of Wichita State University! These college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors each receive $10,000 to bring their visionary ideas to life, helping ensure everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be healthy.
CPR & First Aid Training
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.
Where You Live Determines Your Health
In our community, zip code may be more important than genetic code. But we’re working on a path to achieve optimal health for all. Did you know 80% of your health is determined by factors outside of a clinical setting and your genetics? We have the ability to improve heart health!
Preparing Wholesome Foods
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be hard, knowing how to prepare the food is half the battle.
With Cargill's support, the AHA created videos in English and Spanish that demonstrate how to cut and prepare an avocado, a bell pepper, a pineapple and a mango. We also created four meal-time videos, for salmon with cilantro pesto, grilled chicken with strawberry and pineapple salsa, edamame and penne salad with feta, and Tex-Mex chili pie.We hope you’ll try these recipes!
1861 North Rock Road, Ste. 380
Wichita, KS 67206
Kansas City Location
6800 W. 93rd Street
Overland Park, KS 66212
Kids Heart Challenge Contact: Jenny Nixon