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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.


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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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.

Faces of Heart: Stephanie's Story

Stephanie Austin was only 35 years old when she experienced a sudden cardiac arrest in her sleep. Her husband saved her life by performing CPR. This is her story.

Stephanie Austin
Workplace Wellness

Workplace Wellness: 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 iHeart Radio(link opens in new window) and local businesses to create a more physically active, health-conscious culture in the office. Learn more about Workplace Wellness, featuring healthy cooking demonstrations, CPR training and My Life Check evaluations - your heart will thank you.

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.