University of Utah will receive $3.7M for children’s heart health

The University of Utah will receive $3.7 million in research funding over four years as part of a new AHA children’s research network announced last week. The network will focus on improving children’s heart health, investing almost $15 million in work at four institutions. The Utah study aims to prevent or predict congenital heart disease and improve decision-making between parents [...]

Fighting HB with Target: BP

Thanks to all who attended last week’s Target: BP Hypertension Initiative Kick-Off at Ravenswood Family Health Center (RFHC) in East Palo Alto, Calif. Target: BP is a national call to action for healthcare systems to prioritize high blood pressure control by adopting a hypertension treatment algorithm that standardizes care in a team-based setting. Ravenswood Family Health Center has joined the [...]

Volunteers Trained to be Community Health Workers in Monterey County

Wanting to improve the health of Salinas Valley in Monterey County, California, 38 volunteers have committed six months of their time to learning how to be AHA Community Health Workers. Based off of the Life Simple 7 program, they are gaining the skills needed to transform the health of their neighborhoods. And, with only two classes left until graduation, the [...]

Congratulations, Marklem Valdovinos!

It is my pleasure to announce that Multicultural Initiatives Director Marklem Valdovinos has won the prestigious American Heart Association Rome Betts Award. Marklem Valdovinos has consistently demonstrated outstanding results through implementation of programs that help to leverage and engage volunteers and address building a culture of health with our focus areas in hypertension, healthy eating/nutrition and obesity. She has a [...]