Building Upon a Culture of Health
On a mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.
Did you know 33% of those in Montgomery County have high blood pressure?
Montgomery County Happenings
May is National Stroke Month. Learn more about how you can get involved at the link below.
Get Involved With Your Community
- There are no upcoming events in your area at this time. Please participate in a Virtual Heart Walk.
- 2020 Virtual Heart Walk, Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 12:00 AM
This year in Houston, the CPR bystander rate is 49% - down from 51% from last year - which means there is less than a 50/50 chance that someone will receive CPR in an emergency outside of a hospital. 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes. Emergencies leave us feeling helpless, but they don’t have to. Last year, we trained more than 186,500 adults and teens in Hands-Only CPR™. Take two minutes to learn Hands-Only CPR now. 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.
33% of adults in Montgomery County live with high blood pressure, putting them at greater risk for developing life-changing and potentially life-threating conditions. Damage to your blood vessels from high blood pressure can lead to heart attack, stroke, heart failure and other serious health threats.
Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol™
Additionally, we have launched a bold, triple-threat strategy to combat the e-cigarette use epidemic with research, advocacy and youth activation. In the Greater Houston area, the AHA is tackling this epidemic head-on by working with schools to hold community dialogues and equip students to take a stand.
Advocate. Invest. Volunteer.
Saving lives starts with YOU. We will only beat heart disease and stroke if we work together. Through public policy advocacy, we can affect necessary and sustainable policy, system, and environmental change. Monetary gifts fund innovation research for more effective treatments.
We also depend on the time and talent of volunteers to help us create a healthier world, free of heart disease and stroke.