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Don't Die of Doubt
As COVID-19 cases continues, ER visits are down compared to the same period last year. Yet, heart attacks and strokes haven’t stopped for COVID-19. To combat this alarming trend, the American Heart Association launched a new public awareness campaign, supported locally by OHSU, called, “Don’t Die of Doubt,” that urges people to call 9-1-1 and seek emergency medical care at the hospital if experiencing symptoms of a heart attack or a stroke
2020 Resiliency Roadmap Tour
As organizations and employees face unprecedented challenges amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Heart Association and local sponsor Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon continued critical conversations as part of the 2020 Resiliency Roadmap Tour.
A discussion on prioritizing the mental health of employees and building a more resilient workforce
We’re only beginning to understand the long-term effects of the pandemic on physical and emotional health. In this video, FOX 12 Oregon’s Stephanie Domurat and Dr. Jim Polo, Executive Medical Director, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon discuss prioritizing the mental health of employees and building a resilient workforce.
A discussion on health equities and disparities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic greatly impacted the landscape of healthcare and health equity. In this video, hear from Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, Chief Medical Officer, American Heart Association; Tonya Adams, Chief of Customer Experience and Operations, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and member of the AHA Oregon & Southwest Washington Board of Directors; Katie Thornton, Regional Manager for Multnomah County’s North and Northeast Health Centers; and Steve Lesky, Sr. Program Officer for the Cambia Health Foundation for a discussion on the state of health equity and disparities – 3 perspectives (retrospective, current and future) in the final stop of the 2020 Resiliency Roadmap tour.
Supporting those with Heart Failure
Although it can be difficult living with a chronic condition like heart failure, people can continue to enjoy full lives as they address their symptoms. We are working with OHSU to provide heart failure resources – such as self-monitoring tools, ways to recognize the signs, tips on lifestyle changes, and questions to ask providers – all in an effort to help people manage the condition.
Changing the Culture of an Industry Through Hard Hats with Heart
Just like any professional athlete, industrial workers’ bodies are their most valuable asset. We are working with the local construction industry to help identify and manage key health risk factors, and support the industry with tools and resources to improve health of its professional trade workers.
Promoting Healthy Hearts From the Start
A healthy diet supports a healthy heart. We’re working to increase access to healthy foods and beverages to increase the health of our community. AHA is partnering with local businesses to ensure employees have healthy food options at the office. Working side-by-side with organizations in our community, the AHA is addressing food insecurity specifically in Clackamas County.
Advocating for Health Policies
We will only beat heart disease and stroke if we work together. From tobacco control and prevention to safe routes to school and healthy food access, we advocate for policies that prevent cardiovascular diseases, improve the quality of and access to care, increase research funding and protect youth from nicotine addiction.