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A Culture Of Health
The American Heart Association, Upstate is working with local partners improve access to healthy foods and physical activity, catalyze efforts to improve social determinants of health and improve access to and primary care and mental health resources.
Your zip code. Your health. Let's change that.
Where you live can determine how long you live. While genetics and other biological factors play a role in life expectancy, social factors like access to healthy foods, health care services, and safe spaces are equally important. In our own backyard, residents of one Upstate neighborhood are expected to live 16 years less than residents just 5 miles down the road. We are working with organizations across all sectors to change that.
Kelly Wilkins, Executive DirectorThe Upstate Team is so grateful for our volunteers and supporters who are a relentless force for longer, healthier lives for everyone in the Upstate area. Keeping hearts beating is what keeps our hearts pumping. We hope you will join us in our mission!
You are an important part of helping us fight heart disease and stroke. Here are few ways to get involved.
Let's Talk Numbers
The best way to know if you have high blood pressure is to measure your blood pressure. Our Check. Change. Control. program uses self-monitoring and tracking of blood pressure readings at home to help you achieve and maintain a healthy heart. Sign up is easy, just use CODE4 as your campaign code when setting up your account.
Hands-Only CPR Can Save Lives
Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don't receive immediate CPR. As a bystander, your actions can help by giving Hands-Only CPR when you see a teen or adult collapse.
Your Voice Matters
We will only beat heart diseases and stroke if we work together. In South Carolina, we support and advocate for public policies that will prevent cardiovascular diseases. This year we are advocating for policies that focus on improving quality systems of care, decreasing tobacco use, and increasing access to healthy food options.
Volunteer With Heart
The American Heart Association depends on the time and talent of volunteers to help us create a healthier world, free of heart disease and stroke. Whatever your capabilities, interests or schedule may be, we can find a volunteer opportunity that's right for you.