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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 our communities. That's why we must come together to solve complex issues that effect this generation and generations to come. 

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Making An Impact Together

As a member of the community, you have an important role to play in helping to improve the long-term health of Central Virginia.

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.

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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. 

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. 

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Contact Us

3140 Chaparral Drive
Building C, Suite 106
Roanoke, VA 24018

Phone (540) 989-2810

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