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Hands-Only CPR across Louisiana

Hands-Only CPR

The American Heart Association has collaborated across the state with local sponsors and businesses to fill an urgent CPR and AED training need. By providing CPR in Schools Training Kits™ and Infant and community CPR Anytime® Kits across the state, more than 1,000,000 Louisianans have been trained in Hands-Only CPR and AED use in the last year.

STEM Goes Red events in Louisiana

STEM careers

The American Heart Association is working to close the gender gap in STEM careers by hosting STEM Goes Red events in Louisiana. The New Orleans office, along with local sponsor Entergy, hosted its 4th STEM Goes Red event at Xavier University which brought together more than 90 young women from three area middle schools.

Grilled Tequila-Lime Chicken with Asparagus

Grilled Tequila-Lime Chicken

This summer favorite gets it smoky flavor from the adobo sauce and its tartness from the citrus marinade. The chicken needs some time to soak up the flavors, but it's well worth the wait.

Help Others Survive Heart Disease & Stroke

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Events in Your Area

Acadiana Heart Walk

Location: River Ranch Town Square

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2024 - 08:00 AM


Northwest Louisiana Heart Walk

Location: Festival Plaza

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2024 - 08:00 AM


In Your Community

The American Heart Association is committed to driving equitable health impact in Louisiana 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 Louisianans while saving and improving countless lives.

Throughout Louisiana, we’ve seen our community impact work grow, including efforts around creating avenues for greater access to care, healthy food access and education, building a network of first responders through CPR kits in schools, blood pressure screenings and education, and tobacco and e-cigarette education and prevention.

People 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
Advocacy has had a mission-critical role in the Association's work for more than 40 years. 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 American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to affect necessary and sustainable policy, system and environmental changes that help Americans build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Our efforts in Louisiana and its communities are focused on six major policy areas. These are: Tobacco Free, Health Equity, Quality Systems of Care, Healthy Eating, Active Living, and Access to Care.

Governor Edwards

Chair of the Board, Charlotte Parent
LCMC Health - University Medical Center

President of the Board, Alyana Samai
LCMC Health - West Jefferson Medical Center

Leadership Development Chair, Erica Williams
Camellia Collectives

Board Members

Dr. J. Michael Conerly

Dr. Takeisha Davis
LCMC Health – New Orleans East Hospital

Caleb H. Didriksen III
DSW Law Firm

Dr. Jherie Ducombs
Regional Board Member, North Oaks Health System

Anthony Gardner
DePaul Community Health

Dr. James Gray
Jefferson Parish Schools

Dr. Kathleen Kennedy
Xavier University of Louisiana

Molly Kimball
Ochsner Health/WGNO-TV

Byron Lee
Jefferson Parish Councilman- District 3

Dr. Stephen Jones
Care Eleven Health

Ashley McGaha
Tulane University Hospital & Clinic

Dr. Alisha Reed
Fly with Alisha Reed

Dr. Sheryl Martin-Schild
Dr. Brain Incorporated

Dr. Tammuella (Tami) Singleton
American Thrombosis and Hemostasis Network (ATHN)

Dr. Nicole Thomas
Impact Nurse Consulting

President, Dr. Tiffany Ardoin
LSU Health Sciences Center

Chair, Bridgette B. Coleman
Coleman Consulting Group

President-Elect, Kristy McKearn

Chair-Elect, Shunn Phillips
The Baton Rouge Clinic

Board Members

Coletta Barrett
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center

Jamie Burgess
Hancock Whitney Bank

Michael Jackson
Bernhard Capital Partners

Lauren Kearley

Deanna Melancon
Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic and Foundation

Dr. Denzil Moraes
Louisiana Cardiology Associates

Dr. Candice Myers
Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Jason Rogers
Our Lady of the Lake Heart & Vascular Institute

Contact Us

New Orleans

By appointment only:
110 Veterans Boulevard, Suite 160
Metairie, LA 70005

(504) 872-3500

Baton Rouge

For mail only:
110 Veterans Boulevard, Suite 160
Metairie, LA 70005

(225) 248-7700


For Mail Only:

110 Veterans Boulevard, Suite 160.
Metairie, LA 70005

(833) 889-3875


For Mail Only:

110 Veterans Boulevard, Suite 160
Metairie, LA 70005


(833) 889-3875

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Heart and Stroke News

Find science-based stories about heart and brain health and inspiring survivor profiles from American Heart Association News.