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A Culture of Health

We are working to weave healthy living practices and opportunities into our community.  The American Heart Association is making it easier to be healthy where we live, work, learn and play.

Akron at Heart

As a member of the community, you have an important role to play in helping to improve the long-term health of Akron.

Akron 

1575 Corporate Woods Parkway

Suite 150

Uniontown, OH 44685

Phone: (330) 396-5800

Fax:  (330) 899-9428

Executive Director - Jenny Peshina 

Communications Director - Jessica Doudrick

 

 

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Akron Blood Pressure Screenings

The American Heart Association has trained 40 Akron-area barbers and beauticians in how to take blood pressures in their shops when their customers come in for a haircut and/or other beauty services.  April is Minority Health Month - take advantage of this free, preventative health resource at a shop near you.     

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CPR Saves Lives

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) 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.

Research Goes Red

Project Baseline by verily

Join thousands of women in the fight against heart disease. The American Heart Association's Go Red for Women® movement and Verily's Project Baseline have joined forces to launch Research Goes Red, an initiative calling on women across the United States to contribute to health research.

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Improving the Health of Local Employees

On average, we spend more than half of our waking hours at work. That's why we've teamed up with local businesses to create a more physically active, health-conscious culture in the office. If you can't be healthy at work, then your boss needs to know.

Fighting for the Health of Newborns

Congenital heart defects are the top killer of newborns with birth defects.  We educated the local community on the need for a simple, non-invasive screening that could prevent these deaths.

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