Lafayette Louisiana
American Heart Association

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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.

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June is CPR Awareness Month

Emergencies leave us feeling helpless, but they don’t have to. Take two minutes to learn Hands-Only CPR(link opens in new window)(link opens in new window)(link opens in new window)(link opens in new window)(link opens in new window) now. Seventy percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes or public places. 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.

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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.

Get With the Guidelines

Focus on Quality

When medical professionals apply the most up-to-date evidence-based treatment guidelines, patient outcomes improve. That’s the simple truth behind the drive for continuous quality improvement. Our comprehensive suite of programs can help you advance farther and faster in the quest for ever-better care.

Closing Equity Gaps

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

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Lafayette Louisiana
Smoke Free

Local Policy Win

Lafayette Parish residents can now breathe a little easier. The City-Parish Council voted to go smoke-free on April 11, 2017, protecting nearly 240,000 of the city and the unincorporated areas.

Read About How Lafayette Is Now Smoke-Free(link opens in new window)

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.

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Louisiana Walkway
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Louisiana Walkway

 

Across the Bayou 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 Acadiana Heart Walk

May 4, 2019

The Village at River Ranch

Let's get HeartWalking, a movement to move more. Heart Walk is a festival of one million hearts in 300+ communities nationwide beating healthy for good. Join us in Lafayette! Walk in memory of someone you love, or create a team.

Heart Walk
Go Red For Women

Acadiana Go Red For Women

February 7, 2019

CAJUNDOME Convention Center

We "Go Red" for our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends. Heart disease and stroke cause one in three deaths among women - more than all cancers combined. Let's raise awareness that 80 percent of cardiac events are preventable!

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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

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Healthy Kitchen

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139-B James Comeaux Road, #596
Lafayette, LA 70508

Phone: (225) 666-4297
Fax: (225) 666-4297