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Monitoring Your Blood Pressure at Home

It's important to know how to correctly monitor your blood pressure at home, especially if your doctor has recommended that you monitor it on a regular basis.

CPR training for area schools

NOLA cpr kits

It’s no secret that too much sodium can sabotage our health. Fortunately, with just a few key nutritional changes, we can reap big benefits.

Featured Recipe:
Blackened Fish

Blackened Fish with Strawberry Kiwi Salsa

It’s no secret that too much sodium can sabotage our health. Fortunately, with just a few key nutritional changes, we can reap big benefits.

Give with TWICE the heart

For a limited time, your gift will be MATCHED DOLLAR-FOR-DOLLAR, up to $50,000.

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Events in Your Area

2022 Northshore Go Red for Women

Location: Tchefuncta Country Club

Date: Friday, September 23, 2022 - 11:00 AM


New Orleans CycleNation

Location: Ochsner Fitness Center Harahan

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 01:10 PM


2022 New Orleans Heart Walk

Location: Lasalle Park

Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022 - 08:30 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.


Dr. J. Michael Conerly, Chair of the Board
President and CEO, LAMMICO

Dr. Takeisha Davis, Member
President and CEO
LCMC Health – New Orleans East Hospital

Dr. Jherie Ducombs, Region Board Member
Assistant Chief Medical Officer
North Oaks Health

Dr. James Gray, Member
Jefferson Parish Schools

Dr. Kathleen Kennedy, Advisor
Professor and Dean College Pharmacy
Xavier University of Louisiana

Molly Kimball, Advisor
Registered Dietician & Nutrition Journalist
Ochsner Health/WGNO-TV

Dr. Sheryl Martin-Schild, President of the Board
President & CEO
Dr. Brain Incorporated

Ashley McGaha, Member
Chief Financial Officer
Tulane University Hospital & Clinic

Laurence (Wayne) Morris, Member
VP, Health & Wellness Solutions
Ochsner Health

Charlotte Parentm, Member
VP Business Development
LCMC Health - University Medical Center

Alyana (Aly) Samai, Member
Director of Neurocsince
LCMC Health - West Jefferson Medical Center

Dr. Tammuella (Tami) Singleton, Member
Chief of Pediatric Cardiology
LA and MS Centers of Advanced Medicine

Dr. Nicole Thomas, Member
Principal Consultant
Impact Nurse Consulting

Erica Williams, Member
Healthcare Administrator
North Oaks Health

President, Dr. Tiffany Ardoin
LSU Health Sciences Center

Chair, Bridgette B. Coleman
Coleman Consulting Group

Board Members:

Coletta Barrett
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center

Kristen Gradney
Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health

Jason Hawkes
Ochsner Health

Michael Jackson
Bernhard Capital Partners

Lauren Kearley

Dr. Steven Kelley
Baton Rouge Cardiology Center

Kristy McKearn
Healthy Blue/Anthem

Dr. Candice Myers
Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Shunn Phillips
The Baton Rouge Clinic

Jason Rogers
Our Lady of the Lake Heart & Vascular Center

Stephanie Anderson Songy
Retired/Woman’s Hospital

Contact Us

New Orleans

110 Veterans Boulevard, Suite 160
Metairie, LA 70005

(504) 872-3500

Baton Rouge

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.