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
Innovation Challenge seeks health solutions that address social determinants of health
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
BOSTON – Former New England Patriot and stroke survivor Tedy Bruschi will join dozens of American Heart Association volunteers from across Massachusetts at the State House on Thursday to ask their representatives to enact policies to fight heart disease and stroke. WHO: More than 75 American Heart Association volunteer advocates, including researchers, heart disease and
WALTHAM – Michael Jaff and George Philippides stood at center court of the elementary school gymnasium, as fifteen wide-eyed children looked up at them from their seats on the hardwood court. The two physicians were at the school to deliver an important message. Regular physical activity, they told the students, will help you live a
At next month’s Boston Heart & Stroke Ball, the American Heart Association is presenting the Paul Dudley White Award to Jane W. Newburger, MD, MPH, a cardiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital. The award is named in honor of one of Boston’s most revered cardiologists, Dr. Paul Dudley White, founding father of the American Heart Association.
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association are pleased to recognize Joseph Loscalzo, MD, PhD, as the chairman of the 2018 Boston Heart & Stroke Ball. Loscalzo is chairman of the Department of Medicine, and physician-in-chief at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. A cardiovascular medicine specialist, he is also Soma Weiss, MD, Distinguished Chair in
MARLBOROUGH – About 100 students at the Charles W. Whitcomb School joined together on Tuesday, Feb. 27, for some heart-healthy exercise at a Jump Rope For Heart event. Jump Rope For Heart is a national education and fundraising event sponsored by the American Heart Association and the Society of Health and Physical Educators. The Marlborough
Meg Edmonston will be among thousands this April to run the 122nd Boston Marathon. While her eye will be set on the finish line of the grueling 26.2-mile race, the real finish line for the Easton resident is an end to stroke. Meg is running the marathon in memory of her father and stroke hero,
BOSTON — Focus Technology Solutions and TechTarget are teaming up with the American Heart Association to fight heart disease and stroke by co-chairing the 2018 Boston Heart Walk. Led by Doug Alexander, CEO of Focus Technology Solutions, and Michael Cotoia, CEO of TechTarget, both local companies will be fundraising throughout the year with on-going activities
BOSTON – Lawmakers gathered at the State House on Tuesday morning to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke as the number one killer of women. The event was part of Go Red For Women, a campaign led by the American Heart Association that advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health.