Join us on our journey to build a healthier West Virginia
Mingo Stroke Survivor Named National Youth Ambassador
The American Heart Association has selected Hillary Gore, a junior and stroke survivor at Mingo Central High School, for the 2022-2023 class of Youth Heart Ambassadors – the first ever from West Virginia.
A Look at Heart Disease in Appalachia – West Virginia
The American Heart Association recently has focused its attention on rural America and, in particular, the Appalachian region. Take a look at the only state to be 100% in the Appalachian belt – West Virginia.
Featured Recipe: Banana Bread Overnight Oats
This make-ahead breakfast combines bananas, oats, walnuts, cinnamon and vanilla to create a tasty and satisfying way to start the day.
In Your Community
The American Heart Association is committed to driving equitable health impact in West Virginia through five key priority areas: women, COVID-19, tobacco and vaping, patients and healthy living. Equity is always at the center of our work, and it will continue to guide all that we do.
Through our focus on these key impact areas, and with collaboration among local organizations, sponsors, businesses, and others that serve the community, we are working to improve the health and well-being of West Virginia residents while saving and improving countless lives.
Throughout the Mountain State, we’ve seen our community impact work grow, including efforts around creating avenues for greater access to care, healthy food access and education, sharing Hands-Only CPR kits with clinicians to improve awareness for families, blood pressure screenings and education, and tobacco and e-cigarette education and prevention.
People are counting on us as never before. The American Heart Association, along with our supporters, will drive change, and will be relentless. Thank you for your continued support.
Advocacy has had a mission-critical role in the Association's work for more than 40 years. Our legislative and regulatory priorities help to mitigate risk factors and protect survivors in communities across the country. We support the enactment of evidence-based public policies that lead to longer, healthier lives.
Public policy advocacy is an essential strategy used by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to affect necessary and sustainable policy, system and environmental changes that help Americans build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Our efforts in West Virginia and its communities are focused on five major policy areas. These are: Tobacco Free, Quality Systems of Care, Healthy Eating, Active Living, and Access to Care.
Community Health, School of Medicine,
Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health
AVP Private Banking
WesBanco Greater Charleston
Business Development Manager
Community Health Program Consultant
UniCare Health Plan of WV
Leadership Development Chair
Andy D. Young CPA
Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP
Candace Hill RN
Geoffrey Cousins MD, FACS
Chief of Cardiac Surgery
WVU Medicine Camden Clark Hospital
CAMC Memorial Hospital
Suttle & Stalnaker PLLC
Cash Management Officer