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  • American Heart Association names new general counsel

    December 05, 2017 Categories: Program News

    The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, has named attorney M. Lewis Kinard as executive vice president, general counsel and assistant corporate secretary for the organization at its international headquarters in Dallas, Texas. Kinard succeeds Lynne M. Darrouzet, who previously announced plans to retire and who moves into a special project role -- of counsel -- to Association executive management.

  • Amgen CEO demonstrates commitment to workplace health as new member of the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable

    December 01, 2017 Categories: Program News

    The American Heart Association—the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke—proudly welcomes Amgen Chairman and CEO, Robert A. Bradway, as the newest member of its CEO Roundtable. The CEO Roundtable is the Association’s leadership collaborative with over 35-member CEOs who represent some of the nation’s largest employers committed to applying evidence-based approaches to improve their employees’ overall health and the health of their communities.

  • American Heart Association provides financial aid to Puerto Rico with the Ricky Martin Foundation

    November 28, 2017 Categories: Program News

    A shipment of drinking water, water filters, medicine and medical supplies for hospitals and clinics arrived last night to the Muñiz Air Force Base in San Juan Airport, as a humanitarian effort of the American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease.The arrival of this medical aid to the island, was made possible through the American Heart Association’s $100,000 donation, granted to the Ricky Martin Foundation in contribution to Puerto Rico’s relief and recovery post-Hurricane Maria.

  • More than 300 medical practices and health systems recognized for blood pressure control

    November 28, 2017 Categories: Program News

    The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) today recognized 310 physician practices and health systems from across the country for their commitment to reducing the number of Americans who have heart attacks and strokes each year.

  • Special issue on global disparities in management of cardiovascular disease illustrates need for global outreach and leadership

    November 21, 2017 Categories: Program News

    Results from studies featured in the November issue of the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes focus on the disparities in cardiovascular care found globally, emphasizing the importance of the American Heart Association’s leadership as the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease.