A relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives in our community.
Imagine a Tennessee Valley where healthy choices are equitable and accessible, where your freeway exit does not determine your life-expectancy. From our surrounding rural areas to our urban core, we are fighting for longer, healthier lives by making the places where we live, learn, work, play, pray and heal as healthy as can be.
Life expectancy in Hamilton County can vary by 14 years depending on zip code.
Longer and healthier
Our ambitious new 10-year goals focus on helping people everywhere increase their healthy life expectancy. Because everyone deserves more quality time.
It’s important to be safe, careful and informed during the COVID-19 pandemic – and to keep your physical and mental health in mind.
Commit to a healthy future, and together let’s build the health of Chattanooga.
A Culture of Health & Wellness
Everyone deserves the best possible life, and it starts right here in our community.
“At the age of 32, I was told I had 5 years to live. I had an ejection-fraction of 12 and a 12-year-old son. As a single mom I was devastated. 21 years later, I am still here because of cardiovascular research, brave doctors and lots of prayer. I have been able to watch my son grow into a wonderful young man, I married Prince Charming and I have fallen in love with my new granddaughter. I am proud to be a Go Red for Women volunteer to help save more women like me.”
Kim Lewis, Survivor
Saving lives with #HandsOnlyCPR
When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Hands-Only CPR can double or even triple a person’s chance of survival. Join lifesavers around the Tennessee Valley by learning Hands-Only CPR today.
Improving outcomes in our community
When medical professionals apply the most current evidence-based treatment guidelines, patient outcomes improve. That’s the simple truth behind the drive for continuous quality improvement. Our local hospitals are working together with us to save lives in Chattanooga.
“As a physician, I recognized several years ago how the American Heart Association and my patient population are intricately connected. I have had the privilege of being involved in the American Heart Association and its many events for over 5 years and see the difference they are making through the education initiatives, community awareness and advancements in medical research that they support. It takes the voices of many to evoke changes within a community. I encourage everyone to support the mission of the AHA, participate in the events and help to make a difference.”
Christopher LeSar, MD, Vascular-Endovascular Surgeon / Circle of Red Member
Fighting for our mothers, sisters, and friends
Join our Go Red for Women® movement and make a commitment to women’rs heart health. We’re raising awareness about the No. 1 killer of women: heart disease. We’rre closing the gender gap in the medical field and research. We invite all women and their families to lead healthier lives and drive collective action for community transformation. Join the conversation with #GoRedChatt
Healthier Kids. Healthier Adults.
Active kids have a better chance of a healthy adulthood. This year’s Kids Heart Challenge and American Heart Challenge gets thousands of local children moving more. Kids Heart Challenge focuses on whole body wellness, helping students improve their own health and better their character while raising life-saving donations for the American Heart Association to help kids facing heart-health issues.