A Culture Of Health
The American Heart Association, Richmond is working with local partners to improve access to and consumption of healthy foods, catalyze efforts to improve social determinants of health and improve access to and quality of primary care in Greater Richmond.
Meet our team!
Michelle Nostheide, Executive DirectorThe Richmond AHA Team is so grateful for our volunteers and supporters who are a relentless force for longer, healthier lives for everyone in the Richmond area. Keeping hearts beating is what keeps our hearts pumping. We hope you will join us in our mission!
Casting Call Event
Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 killer of men and women in the U.S. If you are a survivor and interested in inspiring others, we want to meet you at our casting call. Register for an on-camera interview at the Petersburg Family YMCA or Shady Grove Family YMCA on February 23.
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.
Go Red for Women®
One in three. That’s the price women pay for cardiovascular disease. It’s time to change this fact. It’s time to be demanding when it comes to women’s heart health and ask others to do the same. WEAR RED on National Wear Red Day® - Friday, February 1, 2019 and GIVE for the mothers, sisters and friends that you can’t bear to live without.
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: increase access to healthy affordable foods in communities, ensure safe walking and biking environments communities, and ensure dispatchers are trained in telephone CPR because early access to 9-1-1 and early CPR are the two important links in the chain of survival for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
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, your actions can help by giving Hands-Only CPR when you see a teen or adult collapse.