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Montgomery County

We have a mission.

Imagine a Montgomery County where healthy choices are equitable and accessible, where your freeway exit does not determine your health. We are fighting heart disease and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 5 killers of all Americans, by making the places we live, learn, work, play, pray and heal healthier.

Did you know 30% of Houstonians have high blood pressure?

Give with TWICE the heart

This holiday season, your gift will be MATCHED dollar-for-dollar, up to $200,000 to help save lives from heart disease and stroke.

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Montgomery County Happenings

February is National Heart Month. Be sure to #WearRedAndGive on Friday, February 5th! Learn more about how you can get involved at the link below. 

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Show you have Montgomery County at Heart

Your voice matters! As a Houstonian, you have an important role to play in helping to improve the long-term health of our city.

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The American Heart Association Announces a New Chairman of the Board for Gulf Coast Division

Stu Brightman, retired CEO Tetra Tech, passes the torch in volunteer leadership to TJ Tijerina is President and Chief Executive Officer for First Community Credit Union

Amazing Spaces’ President to lead local effort driving equitable health

Kathy Tautenhahn named chair of the American Heart Association’s 2023 Montgomery County Heart Ball

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Event Calendar

Join the fight to end heart disease and stroke by attending a Montgomery County event!

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Hypertension

Over 30% of Houston adults have high blood pressure and nearly 40% do not have it under control. Damage to your blood vessels from high blood pressure can lead to heart attack, stroke, heart failure and other serious health threats.

Nutrition Security

Social determinants of health (SDOH) such as food insecurity, are inextricably linked to disease risk and health. In Houston, about 678,000 residents live within a food desert. Zip code is a better predictor of health than one’s genetic code. In Harris County, the range of life expectancy is 23.4 years. Some neighborhoods have better access to parks, secure family and social support, access to fresh fruits and vegetables - all of which offer the opportunity for good health. And yet we have a solution. We recently secured a $1M gift toward community impact strategies in Houston's most vulnerable communities. This generous gift supports the full mission of the AHA as we build healthier foodscapes. Our vision includes farmers’ markets, mobile markets, SNAP benefit engagement, clinical protocols for prescribing fruits and vegetables through Food Rx, nutrition education for hypertension, faith-based engagement, and much more.

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Women

Heart disease and stroke are the #1 and #5 killers of all Americans and will cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year. Join women from 150 cities across the country taking a stand for women’s health. Help us lead the way for the next generation of Go Red for Women ambassadors and empower more women to take charge of their health. Your Houston Go Red leaders are searching for nominees who have a passion for the work of the American Heart Association and our mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. A Woman of Impact possesses a large personal and/or professional network and is eager to engage their networks in supporting the mission and work of the AHA. Women of Impact are an integral part of the Houston Go Red for Women movement and will be celebrated for their overall impact throughout the 8-week campaign. All nominees will partner with AHA staff to set a fundraising goal,

COVID-19

The American Heart Association is working with researchers, medical experts, community leaders, businesses, families and more to reduce the impact of the coronavirus. If you need current, science-based information about the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re here available to help via live chat or call our Customer Service at 1-800-242-8721.

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Tobacco and Vaping

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.

Ready to quit vaping? Text HEART to 88709 to get free advice, tip, and inspiration for quitting.

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.

Contact Us:

VP of Gulf Coast Region: Kellie Armstrong

Director of Heart Ball and Go Red Luncheon: Lisa Fenley

Director of Heart Walk: Danielle Gonzalez

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