A relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.
Culture of Health
The American Heart Association is a science-based organization and during this challenging time. We want you to know we continue our work in fighting heart diseases and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 5 killers of all Americans. We are doing so with everyone’s health and safety in mind as we carry out our mission of being a relentless force for longer, healthier lives.
Be a changemaker.
The Woman of Impact, Teen of Impact, and Leaders for Life movements are dedicated to making a lasting impact on the health of our community. Each year a select group of individuals are nominated to be a part of this initiative because of their passion and drive to make a difference. All nominees will bring together their own network to form an impact team, set a goal, raise funds, and have a direct impact on our community.
At the culmination of this 8-9 week campaign, this special group will be celebrated for the overall impact they have on our mission and community. In addition, the top individuals in each category will be recognized at the Heart of San Antonio event in late Spring 2022.
Making an Impact in San Antonio
Healthy Eating Program in San Antonio leading to improved nutrition for this community's residents. Through local policy, systems and environmental changes, the AHA has reached over 1.4 million people in San Antonio, leading to improved nutrition for this community's residents.
Feelings of stress, anxiety, uneasiness and lack of sleep can make it difficult to function normally. Mental health and physical health are closely linked, so finding ways to combat and manage stress in the (virtual) workplace and exercise while working remotely.
With school and gym closings, our exercise routines are no longer routine. Use this time as an opportunity to switch up our workout regimen, which can help to boost our immune system, help relieve mental stress and improve overall health.
We know that many of you may be cooking more at home right now. While some may find the thought of cooking stressful, making healthy meals is a great way to protect your heart. The American Heart Association has resources to fit all skillsets starting with How To Cook Healthier at Home. For those wishing to improve their abilities, there’s an entire section dedicated to culinary techniques. Here are a few easy recipes that use pantry staples.
Advocate for Heart Health
You're the Cure is working within our community to empower citizens to take informed action on local and state policies, and champion policies and laws that help people avoid unhealthy practices and create safer communities. Our advocates are addressing critical healthcare concerns by advocating for policies that can improve access and boost the quality and value of care.
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