Monthly Archives: January 2017


WSA secures $100,000 Community Innovation Grant!

Big news this week in the WSA -- a proposal by our very own Eric Batch, Vice President of Advocacy, along with Administrative Coordinator Alisha Castro and Affiliate Development Officer Shawn Casey-White, has been named the winner of the $100,000 AHA Community Innovation Challenge! The WSA continues to lead the country is many ways and this is just another great [...]

Guest Blogger Gloria Castro: Family support is key to lifestyle changes

I have been working as an advocate for healthier lifestyles in the Latino community for some time. I believe I can make a difference! When a good idea is presented to us, we take it to heart. That is why I like the American Heart Association’s Go Red Por Tu Corazón program. It is filled with good advice. I’ve shared [...]

Reaching out to diverse and rural populations in Arizona

The American Heart Association’s Conozca Su Corazón program is based on the belief that engaging underserved communities is more effective when we train people who live, work and play in those communities to become advocates for change. We recently held our first series of trainings for health workers in the Latino community (also known as Promotoras) in Phoenix, Arizona. To [...]

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Healthy for Good helps to add color to our plates

+Color is a new program launched this past fall.  Along with national sponsor SUBWAY® Restaurants and supporter Fresh Avocados – Love One Today®, our goal is to improve the diet quality of all Americans. One of the key components of a healthy diet is consumption of fruits and vegetables. By adding more colorful fruits and vegetables to your diet every day, you’ve made [...]

Guest Blogger Lilian Tsi: Take time for you!

The day I had my stroke was like any other Saturday morning. I woke up feeling tired and exhausted. I love my family with all my heart, but being a full-time sales rep and mother of two, I am busy! On that particular morning, I felt something else -- my leg felt like it was on pins and needles. I [...]