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Look Up and Team Up to Build Health Equity Solutions in Your Communities

The American Heart Association’s June 2018 Northeast Health Equity Consortium brought together medical professionals, public health experts and community leaders to examine health equity in our diverse communities. Nearly 150 people attended from the northeast and across the country. Their commitment to equity in health care was evident by their attendance and enthusiastic participation in

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American Heart Association, Saint Vincent Hospital roll out donation to Worcester County Schools

Participation in sports promotes physical activity, builds self-esteem, improves social skills and motivates children to excel academically. To encourage Massachusetts students to be active and play sports, the American Heart Association and local sponsor, Saint Vincent Hospital, collected more than 180 athletic balls that have been donated to schools in need throughout Central Massachusetts. “Just

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Local volunteer honored at May 12th Heart Walk

The American Heart Association was joined by more than 1,000 walkers at the Annual Central Massachusetts Heart Walk on Saturday, May 12, at the DCR’s Quinsigamond State Park, Lake Park in Worcester. As part of the event, the organization honored Holden resident, Kathy Green, senior director, Radiology Services at UMass Memorial Healthcare, with a Heart

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An update on Eva

Eva Gambon was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Now 11-years-old, she is one of the strongest young ladies you will ever meet. The past year has been tumultuous for Eva and her family. In January, they had the conversation they have been dreading for a long time – heart transplant. Eva will likely need

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Innovation Challenge seeks health solutions that address social determinants of health

The American Heart Association is seeking applicants for the 2018 Northeast Health Equity Consortium Innovation Challenge, a grant-based initiative to identify innovative, clearly-defined solutions to improve the health and well-being in urban communities in New England, New York and New Jersey. Community environments play a crucial role in health outcomes. People living just five miles

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Boston earns gold medal in new city health report

A recently released report that examined local policies affecting the quality of life and health of residents in the country’s 40 largest cities has awarded Boston a gold medal for the second consecutive year. The second annual report by CityHealth — an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente — evaluated the cities