Monthly Archives: November 2016


Los Angeles Communications Team receives Prism Award

 Members of the AHA Western States Affiliate Communications and Marketing Team and Union Bank received a Prism Award from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Los Angeles Chapter for outstanding public relations work in the category, Strategic Campaigns and Programs, Community Relations, Associations/Nonprofits/Education. The team's entry, Union of Hearts: Bringing a Healthy Message to the 2016 Rose Parade, was recognized [...]

An audience of 200 witnessed a cook-off between 30 teens and their parents at Latino College Prep Academy in San Jose. It was a celebration of completing two sessions of a Teens Cook With Heart program. Volunteers and staff from our Silicon Valley Division coordinated this unique competition. After sampling their healthy creations, seven judges representing the food industry and [...]

WSA Volunteer saves lives in more ways than one!

John Maa, MD, is Chair of the Western States Affiliate Advocacy Committee and also a member of the Greater Bay Area Board of Directors. In addition to being a general surgeon – he is also a steadfast advocate. After three great health wins on the ballot last week (three Bay Area local soda taxes, a state tobacco tax and tighter [...]

Building healthier communities one policy at a time!

What a great day for the Western States Affiliate. Our team of volunteers and staff have worked tirelessly for the last several months to support several ballot initiatives that will improve the health and wellness of our communities. I am happy to share that we were overwhelmingly successful! Here is a summary of some of our initial results: Proposition 56 [...]

Community training helps with outreach efforts

On October 27-28, the Phoenix Division held the first inaugural United Healthcare Conozca Su Corazón training for Community Health Workers and Promotoras in Arizona. This is the first of a three-year sponsorship and the first of its kind in our Arizona offices. The Conozca Su Corazón Community Health Worker (CHW) Training Program thrives with community empowerment. Conozca Su Corazón/ Know Your Heart CHWs [...]