A Culture Of Health
Our mission is to create a world free of heart disease and stroke - a world where everyone can achieve the best possible health - and it starts right here in Richmond. That's why we must come together to solve complex issues that effect this generation and generations to come.
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, don't be afraid. Your actions can only help by giving Hands-Only CPR! When you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, call 911 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of any tune that is 100 to 120 beats per minute. Immediate CPR can double or even triple a person's chance of survival.
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.
Lend Your Voice For A Healthier Virginia
We support and advocate for local, state and federal public policies that will improve health outcomes and prevent cardiovascular diseases. This year we are advocating for policies that would: improve healthcare access for nearly 400,000 Virginians, increase access to healthy vending options, and provide funding for communities to create safe walking and biking environments.
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.
Ashley Slate McGuire, Stroke Survivor
I never dreamed I would be dealing with a stoke at the age of 19. I had no idea what caused a stroke or what signs to even look for. I was sitting at my family's kitchen table talking to my dad about Mother's Day. I had just taken a shower and was still in my robe. In the blink of an eye, the room started to cave in and my eyes felt as if I was in a tunnel and my vision went out completely.