Help us ensure everyone in Cleveland has the opportunity to live longer, healthier lives.
Doctor, It’s Been Too Long
This important message is brought to you by Cleveland Clinic.
The pandemic has significantly impacted our risk for heart disease and stroke. Over the past two years, many of us have adopted unhealthy behaviors like skipping exercise, eating unhealthy foods, and increased alcohol and tobacco use, which can increase our risk for heart disease and stroke.
In addition, many Americans haven’t been back to their doctor since the pandemic started. If you’re overdue for an annual/regular check-up with your doctor or specialist, you may be getting off track on important wellness checks and prescription adjustments and renewals.
Now is the time to get back on track by making an appointment to see your doctor today.
Driving Community Impact in Greater Cleveland
As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality. We are impacting 2.2 million lives in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Medina Counties.
The 2022 Lorraine Dodero STEM Goes Red Scholarship Award is currently accepting applications
Five (5) scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded to qualifying female student applicants!
Any 9th-12th grade female students from participating STEM Goes Red for Girls schools are eligible to apply! (The full list of eligible schools can be found on the application.)
Application submissions will be accepted until May 20, 2022. The winners will be announced in summer, 2022 but can be applied for a future school year.
Submit questions and completed applications to: STEM.Scholarship@heart.org
Go Red for Women
We are pleased to present our annual Go Red for Women photo, showcasing community leaders’ support of our movement. This image was unveiled in Crain’s Cleveland Business in February 2022 during Heart Month!
Healthy for Good
Living healthy and free of disease makes a critical difference in quality of life. That’s why we’re working to raise awareness about the vital effect lifestyle has on health and helping communities form healthy habits.
Be Safe. Be Well. Cleveland
No matter the season, ensuring you and your family are safe and healthy is essential. When you know you have the resources and information to help create safe and healthy environments, you have more time to focus your attention on making memories and having fun.
Give and get matched to help end heart disease and stroke.
Make a donation to the American Heart Association this May and it’ll be MATCHED, up to $500,000, to help fund innovative research, advocacy, and education efforts.
Join the fight to end heart disease and stroke by attending a Cleveland event!
- Lake & Geauga Counties Heart Walk, Location: Lakeland Community College, Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 08:00 AM
- Heart of Cleveland Heart & Stroke Ball, Location: Cleveland Hilton Downtown, Date: Friday, June 17, 2022 - 06:00 PM
- Lorain County Heart Walk, Location: Mercy Health Stadium, Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 09:00 AM
- 2022 Cleveland Heart Walk, Location: The Flats East Bank, Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 09:00 AM
- Ashtabula County Heart Walk, Location: Kent State University - Ashtabula, Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 09:00 AM
CPR & First Aid Training
Emergencies leave us feeling helpless, but they don’t have to. Take two minutes to learn Hands-Only CPR™ 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.
Shave and a BP Reading, Two Bits!
In Cleveland, a nontraditional yet effective approach is underway: taking on high blood pressure in barbershops.
Blood pressure readings and information about the condition are now available at six barbershops that serve mostly African American clients.
The effort is part of the Barbers, Beauties and Blood Pressure program supported by the American Heart Association and Cleveland State University’s Partnership for Urban Health program.
Initiative improves kids' drink options when eating out
For many Cleveland kids, it’s a struggle to find healthy food and drink options. Fast food, processed snacks and sugary drinks — with the potential to increase risks for obesity, diabetes and other major health problems — are seemingly everywhere. Restaurant kids’ meals, which often include sugary drinks, are rarely any better. All told, the average Cleveland kid consumes enough sugar to fill a 30-gallon bathtub!
The American Heart Association is trying to change this picture. The organization brought nearly 40 organizations in to support the policy and worked to identify champions among City Council members. The group also found common ground with restaurant and beverage industry representatives.
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